Congress Description

The Lasallian Institute for Development and Educational Research (LIDER), in collaboration with the Br. Andrew Gonzalez FSC College of Education (BAGCED) of De La Salle University-Manila, is pleased to announce the Call for Proposals for the 5th International Congress on Action Research, Action Learning (ARAL 2020). With the theme, “Action Research and Sustainable Development Goals: Education and beyond”, this three-day congress will be held on May 7-9, 2020 at Teresa Yuchengco Auditorium, De La Salle University, 2401 Taft Avenue, Manila, Philippines. 


Congress Objectives

Action Research is a process of inquiry to put value on improvement in a community of practice. Visualizing changes and constructs in the post development period call for a continuous development in teaching platform through action research. With this vision in mind, action research is a potent mechanism to achieve educational reforms, through the changes effected based on the teachers’ own edicts. It is against this backdrop that ARAL Congresses have been framed to improve competencies, skills, and knowledge. ARAL Congresses serve as a venue to address a range of critically important issues and themes relating to action research and action learning. Incidentally, the congress acronym ARAL is a Filipino term which means lesson. ARAL Congress, therefore, intends to provide the participants with lessons that will enable them to have:

a) a deeper appreciation of the need and importance of action research;

b) a thorough understanding of the different approaches and methodologies in conducting action research; and

c) a continuous motivation to enhance teaching practices, programs, and procedures. 

Congress Activities      

  1. Keynote Lectures (60 minutes, invited)

  2. Featured Workshops (2 hours, invited)

  3. Paper Presentations (30 minutes)

  4. Poster Sessions (45 minutes)

  5. Society of Action Researchers (SoAR) General Meeting

  6. Fellowship Night and Induction of SoAR Officers

  7. SoAR Journal Maiden Issue Launch

  8. In-campus Tour

  9. Book Exhibitions

  10. ARAL Merchandise Launch

DepEd Advisory

Previous ARALs

4th International Congress (ARAL 2019)

May 2019 (De La Salle University)

Book of Abstracts: CLICK HERE

Proceedings: CLICK HERE


3rd International Congress (ARAL 2018)

May 2018 (De La Salle University)

Book of Abstracts: CLICK HERE


2nd International Congress (ARAL 2017)

March 2017 (De La Salle University)

Book of Abstracts: CLICK HERE


1st International Congress (ARAL 2016)

March 2016 (De La Salle University)

Until the ARAL 2020 Congress 

Important Dates

December 31, 2019

Deadline of Abstracts

January 31, 2020

Notification of Reviews

February 29, 2020

Deadline of Presenters’ Registration

March 15, 2020

Deadline of Full Papers

March 31, 2020

Deadline of Early-Bird Registration


May 7-9, 2020

ARAL2020 Congress dates


Contact Information


Director, LIDER



ARAL2020 Congress Chair

Scientific Committee

Secretariat & Communications

Dolor Aquino (Secretariat)

CHED Memorandum




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