Bringing it all back home: exploring the potential for creating critical reflective spaces in your workplace

Balogh, Ruth and Ledwith, Margaret (2018) Bringing it all back home: exploring the potential for creating critical reflective spaces in your workplace. In: Collaborative Action Research Network (CARN) International Conference: Voicing and Valuing, Daring and Doing, 25-27 October 2018, Friends Meeting House, Manchester, UK. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

This workshop will offer participants an interactive opportunity to identify and reflect on the potential within their own work settings for creating critical reflective spaces. We all experience how opportunities for sharing scholarship in the neo-liberal context of competition and the commodification of education have become ever scarcer. Yet the thirst for learning remains unquenched. How are we then to prise open spaces where real intellectual inquiry is allowed to flourish, and where we can be honest about the challenges we all face as researchers? We believe this needs to be done and that the best way to start is to use a critical approach to pool our experiences. We will introduce the workshop by briefly discussing the way that a long-running university-based CARN group operated – how we approached it, how it developed, its difficulties and its successes. We will then invite participants to consider and map the possibilities within their workplaces, and to share their insights in a final open forum.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Workshop)
Departments: Nursing, Health & Professional Practice (NHPP)
Additional Information: Dr Ruth Balogh, University of Glasgow; Prof Margaret Ledwith, University of Cumbria, UK.
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2019 12:18
Last Modified: 07 Feb 2019 12:26
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/4453

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