AIMS AND SCOPE

JrTP is seeking manuscripts from prospective and established researchers and practitioners that explore the prospects of collaborative participation and reflective praxis in both the social sphere and the academic world, pertaining to health, livelihoods and educational issues. The aim of the inaugural issue is to highlight how participatory action research, reflective praxis and transformative learning complement each other, together with discussions on the plethora of prospects and challenges inherent in these research approaches. Themes that animate our interest include (but are not limited to):

  • Teaching and learning in primary and higher education
  • Teacher professional development
  • Project-based, inquiry-based, arts-based pedagogy
  • Integration of STEAM pedagogy
  • Water, health, sanitation, and hygiene in schools and communities
  • Nutrition, gardening, and technical skills in school curricula
  • School health education
  • Community-based participatory research to improve health and education outcomes
  • Critical place inquiry, indigenous, de-colonial and postcolonial research methodologies in health and education
  • Research as praxis
  • Praxis-informed transformative knowledge and practices
  • Multi-paradigmatic research and methodological pluralism
  • Remodeling action research theories and practices in local contexts
  • Towards inclusive and sustainable practices for community development
  • Researchers’ contextual experiences in the building of alliances between researchers and research participants
  • Ethical dilemmas and quality issues researchers experience in engagement with practitioner-research approaches
  • Strengthening rural women’s livelihoods
  • Social inclusion, including gender and disability
  • Social entrepreneurship
  • Sustainable happiness, peace, wellbeing and spiritual ecology