This is one of the first international multidisciplinary conferences to be held in the UK with a focus on co-production and creative methods that welcomes academics and community partners into a shared space. Our interest is on sharing ideas, inspiration and experiences around co-production with children and young people. The conference welcomes contributions in a variety of formats, including but not limited to; presentations, workshops, exhibitions, films, posters, and experiential events.
The Association will be gathering for its 2019 Residential Conference at Bishop Grosseteste University, Lincoln from 3rd-5th July 2019. The small University campus, steeped in history as a centre for educational practice, provides a fitting location for us to explore the conference theme of ‘Critical Pedagogy and Professional Practice in Youth and Community Work Education.’ The conference will provide an open space to present, discuss and debate the changes, opportunities and learning from engagement in youth and community work education across the sector.
An event for PhD Students, Early Career Researchers and Outdoor Education Practitioners aiming to promote research-based discussion of outdoor education, and to consider the relationship between educational youth work in alternative spaces and social justice.
The European Academy on Youth Work is a new initiative of seven National Agencies of the EU Programme The EAYW aims to support innovation in youth work and youth work policy and to promote the development of quality youth work.
Top-down Meets bottom up: Negotiating ethics in participatory action research (PAR) for health and social well-being.
The Centre for Social Justice and Community Action (CSJCA), Durham University, was launched in May 2009 with a Conference at Durham University. This conference in May 2019 will celebrate the wide range of activities of the centre, particularly building on work on ethics in PAR undertaken over the past 10 years by CSJCA and others across the world.
This is the third in a series of one-day seminars that aims showcase contemporary research on these themes. By bringing together established scholars, newer researchers working at PhD and postdoctoral levels, and community and civil society organisations, we seek to explore some critical questions in contemporary youth studies on inequality, insecurity, and their impacts for young adults in the UK today.
The H2020 project PROMISE: Promoting Youth Involvement and Social Engagement is a major EU funded youth research project coordinated by the University of Manchester.
With the title ‘If you’re happy and you know it clap your hands: Youth work and wellbeing?’, the IDYW Annual Conference promises to be a vibrant discussion of the continued campaign In Defence of Youth Work. The conference will include (from 4-5pm) a launch of ‘Austerity, Youth Policies and the Deconstruction of the Youth Service in England’ by Bernard Davies
This event will explore and share perspectives of youth work policy and practice in different world contexts. The aim is to promote a greater understanding of current youth work contexts and practice from across the world and to promote synergies across youth work globally. Organised in partnership between YMCA George Williams College, Youth Action Northern Ireland and Ulster University.
This year’s IYW conference is taking place in Brighton, it will be an opportunity to coastal youth work. The conference is being co-hosted by the University of Brighton, and consequently one of the aims of the conference is to create a short paper on the unique nature of coastal youth work.
This year’s conference seeks to keep the debate about the future of youth work alive and well! In this spirit IDYW are asking whether recent initiatives are ‘Blurring the Boundaries?’ or ‘Re-Imagining Youth Work?’ Raising questions for In Defence of Youth Work and the youth sector as a whole.
In a rapidly changing world children and young people are subjected to a wide range of social, cultural and economic pressures which impact significantly on their everyday lives. At the same time, these pressures shape educational, social and welfare policies and practices in ways that have direct implications for how professionals work with and for children and young people.
This year's conference will be hosted by colleagues at the University of Ulster in Northern Ireland.
The annual residential conference is an opportunity for members and guests to spend an extended time together, to reflect on practice, present research papers and engage in workshops/seminars. This years location will afford the opportunity to engage with the cultural story of Derry and visit youth and community work practice settings. The Annual Conference is also when our Annual General Meeting takes place, members are elected to committee roles and the action plan for 2016-17 is discussed with members.
Qualitative Research Methods
Exploring Qualitative Research Methods in Youth and Community Work
Saturday 16th January, 2016: Manchester Metropolitan University
This day conference offered postgraduate students and early career academics/researchers an opportunity to explore a range of critical qualitative social research methodologies across four themes:
Theme One - Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis:
Facilitated by Graham Bright (York St John University) and Karen McCarthy (Manchester Metropolitan University).
Theme Two - Creative Methods: Visual, Poetry and Digital Spaces:
Facilitated by Paul Fenton (Nottingham Trent University) and Raj Patel (Manchester Metropolitan University)
Theme Three - Ethnography / Practitioner Ethnography:
Facilitated by Tania de St Croix (Kings College, London) and Ian McGimpsy (Birmingham University)
Theme Four - Memory Work, CHAT and Collective Biography:
Facilitated by Janet Batsleer (Manchester Metropolitan University), Jane Melvin (University of Brighton) andChristine Smith (University of St Mark & St John)
Each theme was offered three times throughout the day and participants were able to attend three out of the four workshops. The programme for the day is provided below:
Time: Programme Activity
10.30am Registration and Refreshments
11.00am Welcome: Janet Batsleer (MMU)
11.05am Workshops Series 1
12.15am Workshops Series 2
1.30pm Lunch (will be provided)
2.15pm Workshop Series 3
3.30pm Conclusions and Remarks