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As educators and educational researchers, what contribution has a Living Educational Theory approach made to helping us to improve the quality of our practice and our lives?

As educators and educational researchers, what contribution has a Living Educational Theory approach made to helping us to improve the quality of our practice and our lives?

by Jacqueline Delong -
Number of replies: 3

Hi, everyone. We are uploading our article having made the amendments that the blind reviewers have recommended. We thank them for improving our article. We look forward to the suggestions from the open review process.


Love, Cathy and Jackie

In reply to Jacqueline Delong

Re: As educators and educational researchers, what contribution has a Living Educational Theory approach made to helping us to improve the quality of our practice and our lives?

by John Branch -
The article is much improved, especially in readability. I have a few suggestions to finalise it for publication:

1. I like the idea of bringing other voices into the dialogue, to illustrate that the authors' living educational theories are indeed living, with input from colleagues, friends, etc. I found it confusing, however, to call the other voices Reflection, because the authors (Cathy and Jackie) both reflect throughout the article. I suggest simply using the names of these other 'characters' as they appear in the story.
2. Similarly, I found it difficult at times to know whose voice I was reading, because the article has multiple 'levels': the authors in their article authoring mode, the authors voices in quotations, the authors reflecting, etc. I think that this could be solved with some clever formatting (italics, or different colours for different voices, etc.), which would make it very clear whose voice and at which level.
3. Check for consistency on terminology (video versus clip, etc.).
In reply to Jacqueline Delong

Re: As educators and educational researchers, what contribution has a Living Educational Theory approach made to helping us to improve the quality of our practice and our lives?

by Mark Potts -
Thanks very much for your joint paper. It is fascinating to read how your professional relationship has developed within a living educational theory framework.

This jointly written article articulates for me how Jackie and Cathy are both becoming living global citizens. Jackie through her mentoring work and Cathy through her work as a school principal. Jackie mentions (p7) that she sees herself as a mentor to "living global citizens" around the world. This article stands as a wonderful example of how that can be done and it has got me wondering about how I can capture the various ways in which people are themselves becoming living global citizens with a view to inspiring others to do the same.

I have three suggestions for improvement of the paper before final publication:
1. Where there are reflections noted in the article, I feel that it would help the reader if the author of those reflections were identified. In some cases they are but this is not consistent throughout.
2. The video clips are used very well as supporting evidence throughout the paper. However, in video 4 I was unable to hear the conversation that is recorded as a transcript underneath it in the article. Also, the link for video 10 was incorrect.
3. There are a few grammatical errors that require attention.
For further details please refer to the attached copy of the article with review comments added.
In reply to Mark Potts

Re: As educators and educational researchers, what contribution has a Living Educational Theory approach made to helping us to improve the quality of our practice and our lives?

by Jacqueline Delong -
Hi, Reviewers. Cathy and I think you so much for your detailed responses to our article. I have tried to address each comment and feel that we have strengthened our article considerably. Please find our latest amendments.

Love, Cathy and Jackie