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 2021). With the theme, “Action Research and Sustainable Development Goals: Education and beyond”, this three-day congress will be held on May 20-22, 2021 in fully online mode.


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

  2. Featured Workshops

  3. Paper Presentations

  4. Special workshop

  5. Poster presentations

  6. Best Paper Award Competition

Until the ARAL 2021 Congress 

Important Dates


April 30, 2021

Deadline of Presenters’ Registration

May 5, 2021

Deadline of Full Papers for Best Paper Award

May 10, 2021

Deadline of Full Papers for Proceedings

May 10, 2021

Deadline for Video Recordings

May 15, 2021

Deadline of Participants' Registration

May 18, 2021

Deadline of Workshop Registration


May 20-22, 2021

ARAL2021 Congress dates


Contact Information


Director, LIDER



ARAL2021 Congress Chair

Steering Committee

Raymund C. Sison (Dean, BAGCED)

Shirley N. Dita (Director, LIDER)
Maricar S. Prudente (Chair, ARAL2021)

Aireen B. Arnuco (Associate Dean, BAGCED)
Joahna Mante-Estacio (ADRAS, BAGCED)

Scientific Committee

Maricar S. Prudente 

Shirley N. Dita 

Joahna M. Estacio

Rochelle Irene Lucas

Esteesa Xaris Legaspi 

Minie Rose Lapinid 

Anne Marie Ramos

Ma. Socorro Cordova

Socorro Aguja

Abdul Jhariel Osman ​

Aimee Guarino

Voltaire Mistades

Secretariat & Communications

Liz de Luna (Secretariat);

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)

CHED Memorandum

Official Poster

ARAL2021 Poster.png