Margaret Gearty is an action researcher, consultant and educator whose work and passion is all about how the simple human matter of storytelling can be combined with reflective and participative action research to stimulate important learning and change for individuals, communities and organisations.
New histories…towards a sustainable future
Margaret founded the action research consultancy New Histories in 2012 to pursue this work.
The stories we choose to tell do matter. A story can inspire, motivate or disempower. New Histories is all about the potential storytelling has for individual learning as well as for widespread change. By paying attention to the stories being told and by helping new and important stories to travel, we can bring about change – towards a more enlightened, sustainable future.
A reflective, participative approach to learning with people on issues relevant to them and seeking practical action and change. Action research processes help to change, amplify and stimulate new stories to be told.
A digital Story
Digital stories are one way of capturing the power of the spoken voice and the everyday human story.
A learning history
Learning history is a powerful action research storying process that both captures and stimulates learning
Sharing stories and reflecting on them can be a powerful route to shaping new identities and generating new knowledge
On this website you will find some background and illustrative stories of the kind of work I do together with publications and resources relating to it. If you are interested in what you see and think you may like to work with me then please get in touch.