Archive for January 9, 2015

The Role of Creative Interventions in Fostering Connectivity and Resilience in Older People

The Role of Creative Interventions in Fostering Connectivity and Resilience in Older People

Fourth workshop – Resilience: future scoping

Date: Thursday 22nd January 2015, 12:00 – 4:30 pm

Venue: Newcastle University

AHRC Connected Communities workshop

The workshop focuses on how creative interventions can help develop connectivity and resilience for older people. Academics, practitioners and policy makers will critically reflect on the outcomes from a range of projects from across the Connected Communities portfolio such as community gardening, filmmaking, the built environment, product design, digital media, theatre, music, cultural learning and visual arts interventions for those with early stage dementia.

Speakers include Dr Helen Manchester, University of Bristol and Tim Lloyd-Yeates, Director of Alive! Who will be talking about their Tangible Memories project http://tangible-memories.com/about/ and Jackie Murray, Home Manager of Oakdale who will be talking about working on the Dementia and Imagination project and the challenges the care home sector faces.

If you would like to register, please fill in the application details below or for further information email:
beatrice.turner@ncl.ac.uk or Anna.goulding@ncl.ac.uk

REGISTRATION APPLICATION

Name:
Title:
Institution:
Research Area:
Travel bursary needed: (yes/no)
Reason for wishing to attend the workshop:

Revealing the Past, Securing the Future

The Churches Conservation Trust’s inaugural conference will explore the independence of heritage sites and communities. 

Revealing the Past, Securing the Future takes place at All Souls Bolton, an award-winning recent regeneration project that embodies the principles being explored at the conference. 

25,26 & 27th March

The 2015 conference will bring together sector specialists and professionals to share learning on how high quality design and expert conservation can re-imagine traditional buildings, enliven communities and secure the future of heritage sites.

Through expert speakers, panel discussions and workshops the following question will be explored: How do organisations and communities together find, nurture and develop sustainable, long-term community uses for our finest historic buildings?

Why attend?

You’ll hear first-hand from the Heritage Alliance, the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Collections Trust, the Prince’s Regeneration Trust and The Churches Conservation Trust. There will also be break-out sessions and workshops on best practice and new ways of working, and the opportunity to visit sites overseen by the Churches Conservation Trust.

 

Please, find out more at: http://www.visitchurches.org.uk/Conference2015/#sthash.WGmiFVh2.ufVyZUms.dpuf

Participatory Action Research (PAR) workshops

We are delighted to invite you to two exciting PAR workshops, hosted by Mary Brydon-Miller as part of her Benjamin Meaker Visiting Professorship at the University of Bristol and organised by ARCIO (Action Research and Critical Inquiry in Organisations).

The workshops are open to anyone interested in PAR or who is currently working on an action research project. Mary Brydon-Miller, Ph.D. directs the University of Cincinnati’s Action Research Centre and is Professor of Educational and Community-based Action Research in the Educational Studies Program in the College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services. She is a participatory action researcher who conducts work in both school and community settings.

For more information please visit: 

http://www.bristol.ac.uk/ias/fellowships/meakers/brydon-miller-bmvp.html

 

Workshop 1: Getting started on your PAR project

19th January 12:30 – 6pm, Graduate School of Education, Room 4.06

The workshop will begin with a welcome lunch in the 4th floor foyer.

We will work together to explore the following issues and questions:

  • How can we convince the unconvinced of the value and ‘rigour’ of PAR?
  • How do we develop partnerships in a PAR project?
  • How do we generate research questions?
  • How can we ensure validity in PAR?
  • How do we determine which methods to use?
  • How do we collect the data?

 

Workshop 2: Engaging in the PAR process

4th February 12:30 – 6pm, Graduate School of Education, Room, 1.02

The workshop will begin with a welcome lunch on the ground floor foyer.

We will work together to explore the following issues and questions:

  • How do we construct meaning and create knowledge from the data?
  • How do we use the data to create positive social change?
  • How do we shape the next cycles of research from the data?
  • How do we sustain the partnerships we make in an AR project?
  • How do we analyse the data from a PAR project?
  • How do we move on from the research project?

 

Booking is essential and places are limited.

Please email Val.Harvey@bristol.ac.uk by January 12th