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UNITE The Union leading Participatory Research: A reflection  21-06-2022

This reflection is based on a presentation by Jim Mowatt, Director of Education and Adrian Judd, Coordinator of participatory research for UNITE the Union, Marjorie Mayo, Professor Emeritus, Goldsmith’s College, University of London facilitated by Budd Hall as part of the SCUTREA UK adult education conference on June 9, 2022. Context When Rajesh Tandon and I first began working with the concept of participatory research in the 1970s, we did

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Co-Chairs’ message about the K4C Consortium

Our UNESCO Chair was created in 2012 at the request of UNESCO with whom we had worked on the 2009 World Conference on Higher Education. During the first five years of our work as Chairs, we carried out two major international research projects to gain insights into the ‘state-of-the-art’ around the world in the field of community-university res

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The Story of Participatory Research: History and Future, PRIA@40 Conversation

It was in 1976 that a group of interested persons across North America first met to discuss Participatory Research (PR) as an alternative means of research and use of knowledge for social change. In 1980, the first international meeting on Participatory Research was held in Ljubljana (in former Yugoslavia), attended by early pioneers of this ‘mov

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Open Science and the Decolonization of Knowledge International Webinar Series and Indigenous Circle

Open Science Webinar series is an endeavour to continue the dialogue on openness of science, proposed by the Canadian Commission for UNESCO pursuant to the consultation paper prepared by Leslie Chan,

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Bridging Knowledge Cultures

The Bridging Knowledge Cultures project is funded by Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) of Canada. Through the project, we aim to identify and facilitate the flow of knowledge abo

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UNESCO Chair in Community Based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education Based at the University of Victoria (UVic) and the Society for Participatory Research in Asia (PRIA), this Chair is co-directed by Dr. Budd L Hall and Dr. Rajesh Tandon. The UNESCO Chair supports North-South-South and South-South partnerships that build on and enhance the emerging consensus in knowledge democracy. It strengthens recent collaboration between the Higher Education section in UNESCO, the Global University Network for Innovation (GUNI), Global Alliance on Community University Engagement and other regional and global networks. It co-creates new knowledge through partnerships among universities (academics), communities  more..



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