Welcome!

It is a real pleasure to welcome you to my web site – a place for learning, sharing and creating new knowledge. Here you will read about ideas, meet people, and join in their conversations.

You will find books, papers and other resources that you can use in your own work. You can share your ideas with others, too, so that you can move the conversations on and on. Together we can create new conversations that have the potential to influence learning worldwide.

About me

I am an independent researcher, and work with practitioners wherever the opportunity arises. I began my professional life as a teacher, and am still a teacher, though my workplaces come in a range of forms.

I work with people in townships and universities, schools and corporations, across continents. I also hold institutional positions on a part-time basis. I am Professor of Educational Research at York St John University, UK: and I hold Visiting Professorships at the University of Limerick, Ireland; the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa; and the Ningxia Teachers’ University, People’s Republic of China.

I also write, whenever possible from my home in Dorset, England. The main thing I try to do is share workable ideas in a way that enables people to say to themselves, ‘I can do this too’.

I hope your visit will enable you to say that you can do whatever is of value to you, and find ways also of sharing your work as your contribution to creating a better world for us all.

Please contact me at jeanmcniff@mac.com
 

Here is a word about some of the pictures you see in the headline banner. They are all photos of me in places where I have worked, or with people with whom I have worked. You can see a picture in a lecture theatre at the University of Pretoria; with the teachers in Khayelitsha who graduated with their masters degrees; with former President of Ireland Mary Robinson; with Chris Glavey and Ray O'Neill who graduated with their PhDs from the University of Glamorgan; a picture outside David Livingstone's church in South Africa (he helped to re-build it); a special picture of a memorial to the Zulu warriors who fell at the battle of Isandlwana; a picture of Down Patrick Head in County Mayo, which holds a special place in my work and in my heart (the picture of me on this page is also from there); another picture of Lake Tahoe, where I visited after the AERA conference in San Diego; a group of huts from an African village; a rooftop scene of Qatar from my hotel window, including the most beautiful mosque. More pictures will appear over time. 

 

new!

e-book available for free download until end August 2013

value and virtue in practice-based research

this is a book containing chapters by authors who presented their papers at the 2011 and 2012 value and Virtue in practice-based Research conferences held at york St John University, York, UK.  

 

the book will be available for purchase through September Books on 1 September 2013.

 

This site is always in a process of creation and is updated regularly

Many thanks,

Jean
 

What's New

NEW BOOK AVAILABLE NOW!
NEW BOOK AVAILABLE NOW!

VALUE AND VIRTUE IN PRACTICE-BASED RESEARCH (2013) EDITED BY JEAN MCNIFF, DORSET, SEPTEMBER BOOKS.

THIS BOOK IS AVAILABLE FOR FREE DOWNLOAD UNTIL 1 SEPTEMBER 2013. 

JEAN MCNIFF'S (2010) ACTION RESEARCH FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: CONCISE ADVICE FOR NEW (AND EXPERIENCED) ACTION RESEARCHERS. DORSET, SEPTEMBER BOOKS. PLEASE GO TO WWW.SEPTEMBER-BOOKS.COM FOR FURTHER INFORMATION. 

THIS BOOK IS A BRAND NEW PRODUCTION AND HAS LOTS OF EXAMPLES, EXERCISES AND REALLY PRACTICAL ADVICE THAT ENGAGES WITH FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT ACTION RESEARCH. IT GIVES A CONCISE THEORETICAL OVERVIEW FOR ACTION RESEARCH AS WELL AS OUTLINING ITS HISTORICAL ROOTS. I HOPE YOU ENJOY IT!

Go to www.september-books.com to order and to see further information about the book and its contents. 

September Books

Conferences

 

Read about the 2013 Value and Virtue in Practice-Based Research, Tuesday 9h and Wednesday 11th September 2013 at http://www.yorksj.ac.uk/education--theology/faculty-of-etrs/faculty-events/value-and-virtue/conference-keynote-speakers.aspx for further information and to book a place.

Keynote speakers:

Professor Ron Barnett, Institute of Education, University of London

Professor Mike Bottery, University of Hull

Professor Julian Stern, York St John University

Professor Jean McNiff, York St John University

 

 

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