Commitment and scope

Living Educational Theory Research:

Doing Educational Research Differently.

Values-led research for systemic change, which contributes to the flourishing of Humanity.

Jack Whitehead introducing the Educational Journal of Living Theories (EJOLTs) (video 1.21 minutes)

(Jack Whitehead has been awarded a D.Litt. by the University of Worcester in acknowledgment of the significant contribution Living Educational Theory Research and he personally have made to the worlds of academia and practice. Access 7:36 minute video recording here of the University of Worcester’s provost, Ann Jordan’s citation, for the award ofD.Litt. Honoris Causa to Dr. Jack Whitehead at the University of Worcester, UK, on the 12th September 2023. Access 7:7 minute video recording here of Jack Whitehead’s response.)

EJOLTs provides unique and enriching opportunities for professional practitioners to share their research and expand their knowledge of educational influences in learning, with the potential to contribute to the growth and betterment of our individual and collective humanity. We strongly encourage all practitioner researchers and potential authors to explore EJOLTs.

At the heart of Living Educational Theory Research is the realisation in practice of humanitarian and life-enhancing values, which contribute to bringing into being a safe, peaceful world where humanity flourishes . The Educational Journal of Living Theories (EJOLTs) publishes valid accounts of living-educational-theory research created by practitioner-researchers working in a wide range of global, social, cultural and professional contexts.

EJOLTs publishes peer reviewed, multimedia accounts without cost to authors or readers. Papers go through a very rigorous, educational review process and are published online as soon as accepted and prepared for publication by the Editorial Board. To learn more about Living Educational Theory Research access papers published since 2008 and visit If you have questions before you submit a paper please email [email protected]. If you have questions, queries or feel in need of a bit of support before you submit a paper please do get in touch. We can't promise to be able to help but we will try and we would be delighted to hear from you.  We would also welcome expressions of interest. Emails to  [email protected].

EJOLTS is an Open Access journal and embraces the idea that educational research is for extending learning for the flourishing of all Humanity. Therefore, the research published in the journal is provided online, free of charge and is openly accessible to all. All articles are published under a Creative Commons Attribution licence (CC BY-NC)

EJOLTS embraces a Diamond Open Access policy in that it requires no article processing charges (APCs) or submission fees. The focus of EJOLTS’ Diamond Open Access policy is on publishing works of highly rigorous academic standard while ensuring that knowledge generation and knowledge dissemination are free and open to all.

Information leaflets:

  • 'Making Living Educational Theory Research freely available for Librarians to share' free to download from here. Please send to your university's librarian and ask them to make EJOLTs available from their virtual library. Cost? £0!!!
  • 'Living Educational Theory Research freely available for all practitioners'  free to download from here. Please do share widely.


To learn more about Living Educational Theory Research watch this video, and visit and join the EJOLTs Facebook and Living Theory Facebook groups, the EJOLTs page on LinkedIn. You will find further resources and information  on the EJOLTs Repository. Any questions etc please contact the EJOTs Editor and we will do our best to help.


Editorial Board