The potential of participatory action research for migration and youth

Methodology and responsibilities

07Mar2019 15:00 - 16:30

Lecture

Dr. Nicolina Montesano Montessori, an Associate Professor at the Hogeschool Utrecht University of Applied Sciences, Research Center for Learning and Innovation, will be presenting a particular model of participatory action research (PAR) that integrates critical discourse analysis. She will then discuss how she developed and applied this model in different contexts over the past 10 years.

The model presents an emergent research design which creates a basis strong enough to carry a participatory research process and flexible enough to absorb decisions and emerging insights in a process of shared meaning-making.

Leading principles are the implication of participatory researchers (for instance, migrant children, parents, teachers) as a ‘research subject’ and to support them in formulating and investigating their own research goals. This thereby allows them to perform the research in existing social practices and activities and to discuss these during focus groups. 

In the presentation, the emergent design, as well as the research cycle of PAR and CDA, will be discussed. It demonstrates all stages, which integrate both process and knowledge goals, and it presents some real-world examples from performed research projects.

Speaker:

Dr. Nicolina Montesano Montessori is an Associate Professor at Hogeschool Utrecht University of Applied Sciences, Research Center for Learning and Innovation.

Location: Room 1.02
Amsterdam University College
Science Park 113, 1098XG Amsterdam
Convenor:  Dr. Martha Montero-Sieburth

Published by  Amsterdam University College