Co-production, Research and Youth and Community Work
The Professional Association of Lecturers in Youth and Community Work, in collaboration with CR&DALL and The Radical Community Work Journal invite you to an event that will explore the role of co-production and research in supporting youth work and community development.
The event is designed to be inclusive of colleagues undertaking postgraduate study, early career researchers as well as established academics. We welcome participants from across disciplines with an interest in youth work and community development as day conference delegates and presenters.
Presentations and discussions will focus on the 4 themes:
1. Methodologies of co-production e.g. action research, developmental work research etc
2. Co-production with communities (communities of practice as well as geographical, cultural etc.)
3. Democratisation of knowledge through techniques of co-production
4. Co-production with young people
The sessions will be a combination of formal papers and dialogue that investigates emerging practice, research or explores conceptual issues through visuals, slides, poster or workshop format. A selection of papers will form the basis of a special issue of the Radical Community Work Journal.
9.30am :Venue open and refreshments available
10.15am: Conference Opens:
Welcome Keynote: Dave Beck (University of Glasgow), Secretariat Officer.
Opening Presentation: ‘A story of co-production from practice participants’ Christina McMellon, Mary Mitchell & Practice Participants (Young Edinburgh Action)
11.00am :Theme 1: Methodologies of Co-production
Option 1 (2xPresentations)
a. Co-Production, a welcome return to developmental process? Lesley Gornall (Sheffield Hallam University)
b. Evidence Informed or Evidence Based Practice: Which direction for Youth and Community Work? Emma Chivers (University of South Wales)
Option 2: (Presentation & Discussion)
a. Developmental Work Research: a search for congruence. Jane Melvin (University of Brighton)
b. Narrative capital and co-constructive narrative methodologies. Mark Price (University of Brighton)
12.00pm: Refreshments Break
12.15pm: Theme 2: Co-production with Communities & Theme 3: Democratisation of Knowledge
Option 1 (Presentation & Discussion) Co-production with Communities
a. The 67 Centre and its history. Adam Muirhead and Sue Robertson (The Trust for Developing Communities)
b. The tensions of co-production within vulnerable communities. Ros Chiosso and Erika Laredo. (Leeds Beckett University)
Option 2 (Presentation & Discussion) Democratisation of Knowledge
a. Community, Collaboration and Consideration. Sarah McAdam and Christine Smith (The University of St Mark & St John)
b. Exploring Power: Democratisation of Knowledge through Co-production. Tanya Lubicz-Nawrocka. (University of Edinburgh)
1.15pm: Lunch: A buffet lunch will be provided.
1.45pm: Theme 4: Co-production with Young People
Option 1 (Presentation & Discussion)
a. Sharing, making and learning together: co-production with digital art forms. Frances Howard (University of Nottingham)
b. “Blimey, it's just like doing youth work again!” Two university peer mentor projects of co-production. Melanie Gill (University of Brighton)
Option 2 (2xPresentations)
a. From production to exchange: Repairing co-production through research as a gift. James Duggan (Manchester Metropolitan University)
b. Designing the co-production of a strategic youth plan in a local government setting. Paula Rowe (Centre for Social Change, University of South Australia)
2.45pm: Refreshments Break
3.00pm: Theme 4: Co-production with Young People
Option 1 (Presentation & Discussion)
a. Reframing Loneliness: Co-production as a process of youth engagement. Janet Batsleer (Manchester Metropolitan University)
Option 2 (Discussion/Workshop)
a. Researching Professional Love with Child & Young People Services’ Practitioners. Martin Purcell (University of Huddersfield)
3.45pm: Conference Plenary: Reflections on co-production, research and youth and community work
Dave Beck (University of Glasgow/CR&DALL) & Paul Fenton (Nottingham Trent University/TAG:PALYCW)
4.15pm: Conference Ends
*Programme/presenters subject to change and the final schedule will be circulated with joining instructions.
Any questions about the programme or participation in the event can be directed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Note for delegates intending to stay over in Glasgow on Friday 20th January: There is an open invitation to a pre-conference dinner on the evening of Friday 20th January for delegates arriving in Glasgow ahead of the Saturday conference. Details will be provided in joining details two weeks prior to the event and you can reserve a 'seat' via response to the joining email.