Leapfrog Summer School: Action Research, Engagement, & Co-design


5 July 2016 to 7 July 2016
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The Leapfrog Team invite Early Career Researchers (ECRs) from across the Arts and Humanities to participate in a Summer School from the 5th–­7th July 2016 at The Institute of Design Innovation¹s Highland Studio in Forres –­ a beautiful town in the North of Scotland.

Leapfrog is a 3 year research project funded by the AHRC as part of their Connected Communities programme. Led by ImaginationLancaster, in partnership with the Institute of Design Innovation at the Glasgow School of Art, Leapfrog is a close collaboration with public sector and communities partners in Lancashire and the Highlands and Islands to explore how we can design and evaluate more effective, inclusive and creative tools to engage with communities. For more information on Leapfrog please see: http://leapfrog.tools

Sharing co-design methods and tools for engagement, the Summer School aims to develop ECRs¹ capabilities in carrying out action research with communities, and stimulate discussion and debate around the academic and societal impact of these approaches. Featuring a keynote from Professor Irene McAra-McWilliam OBE, delegates will take part in a series of paper presentations, discussions, and creative workshops to enrich their understandings and applications of action research in community settings.

For the Summer School Application Pack, which includes further details on the theme of the Summer School, eligibility criteria, registration fees, bursaries, and the Application Form, please see http://leapfrog.tools/blog/leapfrog-summer-school-4-8th-july-2016-call-for-participation/

Closing date for applications: 9am, 21st March to Cara Broadley, Leapfrog Research Associate at c.broadley@gsa.ac.uk

If you would like any further information please do not hesitate to contact Dr Cara Broadley, Research Fellow c.broadley@gsa.ac.uk