Praxeological dialogues from within, handling tensions in dialogical praxis-oriented action research
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Original versionHalås, C. T. (2022). Praxeological dialogues from within, handling tensions in dialogical praxis-oriented action research. International Journal of Action Research, 18(2), 134-149. doi: 10.3224/ijar.v18i2.04
This paper addresses the need to develop concepts and terminology more and better adjusted to knowledge production with and from within practices, and help handle tensions between research and practice in Dialogical Praxis- oriented Action Research. Building on Olav Eikeland’s ideas of dialogues towards Praxis-based Theoria, supported by Hanna Arendt’s perspectives on action, and based on experiences from a concrete project, the question explored, is whether Jakob Meløe’s praxeological perspectives can give us concepts and terminology which can help us handle this challenge. After describing the ideas and methodology of the praxeology, the author discusses its potential impact; To support dialogical deliberative learning processes, acknowledging knowledge as an open-ended question of becoming, and praxis as a form of relational and ethical kind of knowing, empowering the subjects to create new beginnings, engaged in the never-ending process of change.