Master Class (Community-Based) Participatory Research

This workshop is aimed at those interested in, or (wanting to become) involved, in the CPBR research process. Community-based research (CBPR) involves research done by community groups with or without the involvement of a university. Within the university, CBPR is a collaborative enterprise between academics and community members where the research problems come from the communities and the community partners are involved in all stages of the research. The goal of CBPR is social action (broadly defined) for the purpose of achieving (directly or indirectly) social change and social justice.

The workshop on Community-based Participatory Research will be facilitated by Prof. dr. Budd Hall and Prof. dr. Rajesh Tandon. Hall & Tandon are presently UNESCO Co-Chairs on Community-based Research & Social Responsibility of Higher Education (since 2012). They worked together for four decades and are currently promoting a Global Consortium of Knowledge-for-Change (K4C) to train the next generation students and practitioners in CBPR through a mutually respectful partnership between research institutions and universities and practitioner organisations (civil society, local government, local business associations, etc).

Learning Objectives:

  1. Develop an understanding of historical roots of CBPR as a methodology for transformative change
  2. Enhance appreciation of principles of co-creation of knowledge at each step of the research cycle
  3. Deepen insights into multiple modes of inquiry and range of research methods associated with the same

Practical Information

The master class will be held on 22 June from 09:00-17:00 and 23 June from 09:00 to 13:00.

Registration is limited to 30 participants, selected on the basis of first come first serve. Those only wishing to register for this master class and not the Living Knowledge Conference will be put on a waiting list first. They will be accepted after May the 1st if there are places left.

The costs are 50 euro per person, including lunch; 75 euro for those not participating in the Living Knowledge Conference.

Participants will receive a certificate of attendance.