Beltane Public Engagement Network

Opportunities Calendar

Oct
18
Thu
2018
Community Engagement: Co-constructing Knowledge with Communities – TASTER WORKSHOP @ ECCI
Oct 18 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Community Engagement: Co-constructing Knowledge with Communities – TASTER WORKSHOP

Thursday October 18th 12 – 2pm

Training and Skills Room,

Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI) High School Yards Infirmary Street, EH1 1LZ

Is the current trend for community engagement a genuine desire on behalf of institutions to democratise their relationship with communities or a desperate attempt to re-engage with a constituency alienated through years of institutional indifference?  This workshop casts a critical eye over the interest in community engagement and what we all need to do to ensure our community engagement is ethical and mutually beneficial.

The workshop will offer the opportunity to experience some community engagement methods and approaches and to consider effective strategies to engage with communities. This would include critical reflection on:

  • Concepts of community
  • Models of community engagement
  • The meaning and practice of co-constructing knowledge with communities

The workshop offers a taster session using materials from a more in-depth online Masters level course and will be of interest to you if:

  • You have some responsibility for community engagement
  • You want to want to engage in community based research
  • You want to enable students to engage in real world community based learning
  • You want to facilitate a Community University partnership
  • You are considering the more in depth learning offered on the longer course

(http://www.ed.ac.uk/education/professional-learning/community-engagement)

If you wish to book a place on this workshop, you can do so using the following link:

https://edin.ac/2wvHTJz

Please note this event is open to non-Edinburgh University staff also.  If you are not a member of the University of Edinburgh, please contact   julie.daubenspeck@ed.ac.uk   who can book a place for you.

Oct
24
Wed
2018
Training: Introduction to Public Engagement (Royal Society) @ Grassmarket Community Project
Oct 24 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Beltane universities are hosting this Royal Society-run training here in Edinburgh. Universities in Edinburgh have TEN free places to share between them.

Aimed at early/mid career scientists at the start of their independent research careers (2-10 years post-PhD) and with little to no experience in public engagement, this course is designed to provide the skills and confidence needed to get started. You can find out more about the course here:

To express your interest in one of the FREE places, please send a couple of sentences on how you think you could benefit from the course to info@beltanenetwork.org as soon as possible. If you have already contacted Laura Wicks, Sarah Anderson or Dawn Smith to express interest, you do not need to do anything in addition.

Please do not book directly via the Royal Society to attend until you have been told you definitely have a place!

Nov
5
Mon
2018
Public engagement evaluation training (Methods for Change)
Nov 5 all-day

Flexible 4-week online course – join when it suits you

This course will help you to:

  • Identify outcomes and develop an evaluation plan
  • Design a qualitative evaluation for your public engagement activity
  • Design a quantitative evaluation for your public engagement activity
  • Design a questionnaire to evaluate your public engagement activity

The course has been developed by Eric Jensen (Associate Professor, Dept. of Sociology, University of Warwick), a leading social scientist specializing in innovative methods of conducting impact evaluation research in informal learning and public engagement contexts.

Nov
22
Thu
2018
Advanced participatory data gathering using Ketso
Nov 22 all-day

Advanced participatory data gathering using Ketso 22nd November 2018 The University of Manchester

Generating impact from research is more likely if research participants and stakeholders are engaged in the process. Data gathering can in itself be a mutual learning experience, increasing the value to participants, as well as generating rich data.  A series of practical exercises will allow participants to consider core principles of stakeholder engagement (developed from Dr. Joanne Tippett’s 20 years of experience in participatory research) in relation to their research projects.

Using hands-on and visual tools, participants are able to express their ideas and engage in dialogue, whilst allowing the researcher to capture data from the discussion in a physical artefact. Participants will explore ways to analyse and search for patterns in participatory data.

The course will use a hands-on kit for stakeholder engagement, Ketso, to demonstrate participatory data gathering in action. Ketso emerged from ESRC funded research (Tippett et al. 2007).

The course draws on insights from Ketso’s use in research across the world, e.g. in Peru exploring drinking water practices (Furlong and Tippett 2013), in Cameroon, Ethiopia and Tanzania looking at climate change adaptation, in Saudi Arabia exploring technology in education (Alabbasi and Stelma 2018), in Norway exploring information management in libraries (Whitworth et. al. 2014) and in the UK, in research as diverse as sustainability skills in supermarkets, refugee integration, street trees, information management in libraries and feminist rock festivals (O’Shea, S., 2012). Participants will explore ways they could use participatory techniques in their research. The action orientated learning of the course will be supplemented by discussion of key issues surrounding participatory methodologies and the critiques of such approaches.

For more information and to book:

https://www.ncrm.ac.uk/training/show.php?article=9027

Dec
3
Mon
2018
Public engagement evaluation training (Methods for Change)
Dec 3 all-day

Flexible 4-week online course – join when it suits you

This course will help you to:

  • Identify outcomes and develop an evaluation plan
  • Design a qualitative evaluation for your public engagement activity
  • Design a quantitative evaluation for your public engagement activity
  • Design a questionnaire to evaluate your public engagement activity

The course has been developed by Eric Jensen (Associate Professor, Dept. of Sociology, University of Warwick), a leading social scientist specializing in innovative methods of conducting impact evaluation research in informal learning and public engagement contexts.

Jan
7
Mon
2019
Public engagement evaluation training (Methods for Change)
Jan 7 all-day

Flexible 4-week online course – join when it suits you

This course will help you to:

  • Identify outcomes and develop an evaluation plan
  • Design a qualitative evaluation for your public engagement activity
  • Design a quantitative evaluation for your public engagement activity
  • Design a questionnaire to evaluate your public engagement activity

The course has been developed by Eric Jensen (Associate Professor, Dept. of Sociology, University of Warwick), a leading social scientist specializing in innovative methods of conducting impact evaluation research in informal learning and public engagement contexts.

Feb
4
Mon
2019
Public engagement evaluation training (Methods for Change)
Feb 4 all-day

Flexible 4-week online course – join when it suits you

This course will help you to:

  • Identify outcomes and develop an evaluation plan
  • Design a qualitative evaluation for your public engagement activity
  • Design a quantitative evaluation for your public engagement activity
  • Design a questionnaire to evaluate your public engagement activity

The course has been developed by Eric Jensen (Associate Professor, Dept. of Sociology, University of Warwick), a leading social scientist specializing in innovative methods of conducting impact evaluation research in informal learning and public engagement contexts.

Mar
4
Mon
2019
Public engagement evaluation training (Methods for Change)
Mar 4 all-day

Flexible 4-week online course – join when it suits you

This course will help you to:

  • Identify outcomes and develop an evaluation plan
  • Design a qualitative evaluation for your public engagement activity
  • Design a quantitative evaluation for your public engagement activity
  • Design a questionnaire to evaluate your public engagement activity

The course has been developed by Eric Jensen (Associate Professor, Dept. of Sociology, University of Warwick), a leading social scientist specializing in innovative methods of conducting impact evaluation research in informal learning and public engagement contexts.

Apr
1
Mon
2019
Public engagement evaluation training (Methods for Change)
Apr 1 all-day

Flexible 4-week online course – join when it suits you

This course will help you to:

  • Identify outcomes and develop an evaluation plan
  • Design a qualitative evaluation for your public engagement activity
  • Design a quantitative evaluation for your public engagement activity
  • Design a questionnaire to evaluate your public engagement activity

The course has been developed by Eric Jensen (Associate Professor, Dept. of Sociology, University of Warwick), a leading social scientist specializing in innovative methods of conducting impact evaluation research in informal learning and public engagement contexts.

May
6
Mon
2019
Public engagement evaluation training (Methods for Change)
May 6 all-day

Flexible 4-week online course – join when it suits you

This course will help you to:

  • Identify outcomes and develop an evaluation plan
  • Design a qualitative evaluation for your public engagement activity
  • Design a quantitative evaluation for your public engagement activity
  • Design a questionnaire to evaluate your public engagement activity

The course has been developed by Eric Jensen (Associate Professor, Dept. of Sociology, University of Warwick), a leading social scientist specializing in innovative methods of conducting impact evaluation research in informal learning and public engagement contexts.

Contact Us

The Beltane Public Engagement Network
The Institute for Academic Development
1 Morgan Lane, Edinburgh, EH8 8FP

Phone: 0131 650 4874/4875
Email: info@beltanenetwork.org

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