Two-Day Seminar: Research on Youth: Values, Voice and Ethics

Researchers need to develop new ways to engage with young people in order to understand their worlds. This focus appears to be a 'hot' research topic given changes in youth culture in recent years. To address this, UCC School of Education are hosting a two-day specialist symposium, which has been part-funded by the European Educational Research Association. The seminar takes plase on 12 -13 October 2017.

It will bring experienced academics and postgraduate researchers together to discuss issues relating to values, voice and ethics within educational research, using a design thinking approach. Our keynotes are Dr. Lee Schaefer (McGill University) and Dr. Joanne Moles (University of Limerick).

There are 50 places for this seminar.
The closing date for registration is 29th September 2017

Ticket prices are as follows and can be purchased through the Eventbrite link below:

Full price: €100
Postgraduate researchers: €50
Attendees from Low GDP countries: €50


We have 11 bursaries of €400 each to support attendees who are from Low GDP countries or who are postgraduate researchers. This can support flights and or accommodation costs and can be redeemed post seminar.


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