Welcome to SARN.ca

“Inquire, Reflect and Share”

The Saskatchewan Action Research Network is a network of practice-based researchers who provide action research training and mentoring, and also provide a repository and clearing house for practice-based research and resources.

What’s New? 

  •  This year’s blog theme is: “Heroes and Heroines of Adult Literacy.” Check out the December 2016 installment entitled, “Adult Literacy: Where did we come from?” This year, you will be introduced to some of our field’s heroic founders through history and learn about the landmark programs they created…landmarks that helped shape our field. Plus, this year’s theme challenges the age-old myth that adult low literacy is somehow a “temporary problem” that can be addressed by a “temporary field of practice.” We hope you like this year’s blog series.
  • Welcome to SARN 2016-2017. Click here to go to our first monthly blog instalment for 2016-2017. It discusses the mission of SARN; our Plans for 2016-2017, including the year’s blog theme of “Heroes and Heroines of Literacy,” and Ways to Get Involved. SARN is looking forward to another exciting year. Glad you can join us.
  • See the March 2, 2016  webinar: Strategies for Saskatchewan: Transitioning Adult Literacy & Basic Education Students to the Workforce (Part Two)”  power point slides and listen to the discussion at WWW.SARN.CA

Based on a province-wide needs survey, this latest webinar focuses on materials, curricula and activities you can use both in and outside of your program. You can also access Part One of this webinar series on this link. While part two is specific to classroom materials and activities used in various provinces, Part One takes a broader overview of workforce transition strategies used across Canada. 

We inspire adult education practitioners to critically reflect on and strengthen their practice through action-based research and provide support for the development of evidence-based research as we build a culture of inquiry in the field of adult education.

The Saskatchewan Action Research Network will be a thriving network of practice-based researchers. SARN will provide action research training and mentoring and provide a repository and clearing house for practice-based research and resources.

Note: You can communicate directly with the practitioners who have (graciously) added their email contact information on their reports (see “Saskatchewan Practitioner Reports). You can email them to discuss what they did and, also, if what they did might be “adapted or adopted” for your own teaching situation. For further details on SARN, you can contact SARN Co-Director Teri Thompson tthompson@cumberlandcollege.sk.ca  or Co-Director, Dr. Allan Quigley at aquigley@stfx.ca.

Questions about the movement can be directed to Allan and please see the contact page for further details.