The SAGE Handbook of Social Constructionist Practice is the first major survey of innovations in professional practice emerging from a social constructionist orientation to social science. This key perspective has been unique in its stimulation of pioneering practices over a broad number of professions. This volume offers insights into the latest developments in theory, showcases the range and variations in practical outcomes, while pointing to emerging directions of development. The Handbook focuses on hands-on practices, while offering the theoretical tools for further enriching their application. The authors are leading figures in their fields, including organizational development, therapy, healthcare, education, research, and community building. The volume will be particularly useful for students, scholars, professional practitioners, and change makers from across the globe. PART ONE: Introduction; PART TWO: Research Practices; PART THREE: Practices in Therapeutic Professions; PART FOUR: Practices in Organizational Development; PART FIVE: Practices in Education; PART SIX: Practices in Healthcare; and PART SEVEN: Community Practices.

Collaborative Action Research: Co-constructing Social Change for the Common Good

Collaborative Action Research: Co-constructing Social Change for the Common Good

Collaborative action research: co-constructing social change for the common good
Ottar Ness Dina von Heimburg

Introduction

In a rapidly changing world with increasingly complex problems, such as social and economic inequities, medical disasters, climate change and globalization, collaboration is needed more than ever. Due to the complexity of the world's problems, the United Nations (UN) has even devoted one of its 17 sustainability goals (SDGs) to collaboration.

Around the world, nations and communities are struggling to face the demands of addressing the complexity of the SDGs. This includes finding viable solutions for problems that the civil sector, the public sector, businesses, politicians, media and academia cannot solve on their own. ...

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