Learn and apply new approaches to action learning!
The one-day course is designed for advanced practitioners who need to engage groups and design collaborative processes for problem-solving and evaluation. By the end of the workshop all participants will have:
- Practiced the use of participatory tools to assess problems, actors, and options;
- Applied advanced process design concepts and tools to their own projects;
- Discussed design challenges and ways to manage them.
Originating with the pioneering work of Kurt Lewin and the Tavistock Institute, participatory action research (PAR) is a well-documented tradition of collective reasoning and evidence-based learning for social change. The various formulations of PAR constitute a robust alternative to positivism’s denial of human agency and justice in the global era.
The Instructor is Dr. Daniel J. Buckles, co-author of Participatory Action Research: Theory and Methods for Engaged Inquiry (Routledge, 2013).