Category Archives: Participatory research

Networked Participatory Scholarship

We examine the relationship between scholarly practice and participatory technologies and explore how such technologies invite and reflect the emergence of a new form of scholarship that we call Networked Participatory Scholarship: scholars’ participation in online social networks to share, … Continue reading

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Seeking Good Change: discovering the Transformative Potential of Higher Education

This paper explores ways in which aspirations for development (“good change”) are battered currently by forces and challenges that appear to be diminishing opportunities for social justice, equity and harmony. There are many  examples of good change, some of which … Continue reading

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A New Weave of Power, People & Politics: An Action Guide

A New Weave of Power, People & Politics provides a well-tested approach for building people’s participation and collective power that goes beyond influencing policy and politics to transforming public decision-making altogether. Based on 25 years of participatory research, community development, … Continue reading

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Movimentos Sociais – Participação social como política de Estado

Em seminário inédito sobre presença da sociedade na construção de políticas públicas, Secretaria Geral da Presidência colhe propostas para elaborar projeto de lei sobre Política Nacional de Participação Social. Militantes cobram influência na política econômica e orçamento mais participativo. Objetivo … Continue reading

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Participatory GIS: the traps of participation

Read With the simplification of GIS technologies and the promotion of P-GIS, communities across Africa are getting to grips with GPS and participatory mapping processes, but to what end?Community-based forestry management CBFM often throws up ‘good practice’ examples that demonstrate … Continue reading

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Changing School-Community relations through Participatory Research – Strategies from First Nations and Teachers

Read A crucial aspect of the National Indian Brotherhood’s call for First Nations control of First Nations education was its significant recognition of parental responsibility in the educational decision-making process. The relationship between the school and the community has been … Continue reading

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Experiencias y Metodología de la Investigación Participativa

Read El potencial de la investigación participativa apunta a la producción de conocimiento, articulando de manera crítica los aportes de la ciencia y del saber popular, con el fin de reorientarlos hacia la acción transformadora de la realidad. A través … Continue reading

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Social Movements Knowledge – What Do We Know, How Do We Create Knowledge and What Do We Do With It

Social Movements produce knowledge about the social world. More specifically, they produce knowledge from below, information about society which is inconvenient to and resisted by those above: the wealthy, the mighty and the learned (or , as we might say, … Continue reading

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The Intellectual Legitimacy of Participatory Action Research – its grounding in the Interactive moment

Read Their openness and lack of a predetermined, idealized order, is a strength in conversational inquiries, not a weakness. For it is in the disorderly details that come to light within such inquiries, rather than in the confirmation of past … Continue reading

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The cyclical process of action research – The contribution of Gilles Deleuze

Action Research is normally described as both a cyclical process and a participatory (democratic/egalitarian) undertaking. This article does not seek to contest the idiosyncrasies and pragmatics of the cyclical process involved in action research. Rather, it seeks to enrich it … Continue reading

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