York hosts symposium on teaching and learning qualitative health research

York University will host the Critical Pedagogies Symposium on Teaching and Learning Qualitative Health Research on Oct. 12, bringing together graduate students, professors, applied researchers and practitioners who are teaching/learning/practicing in the field of qualitative health research for a day of connection and exploration.

Questions of critical pedagogies and practices related to qualitative health research will be centred through group and individual presentations, workshops and a networking session. The symposium aims to inspire critical thinking, learning and practice as well as foster a rich network of qualitative health research educators.

Sarah Flicker, associate dean, Faculty of Environmental Studies (FES), York University, is among the organizers of and presenters at the event.

Sarah Flicker

“We so rarely get to step out of the classroom and really reflect on our practices as teacher,” said Flicker. “This will be such a wonderful opportunity for all of us engaged in teaching qualitative research methods to come together, learn from each other, celebrate our successes and think critically about pedagogy.”

Charlotte Lombardo is a PhD student in FES who will also present at the symposium. She said that she is excited to share her experiences of success in the classroom.

“I am really looking forward to this amazing networking opportunity,” she said. “I am excited to share what works for me in the classroom and getting inspired by other people’s practices.”

Engaged participation is a key aspect of the symposium and all who are invested in learning, sharing, skill-building and developing connections are welcome.

The symposium is sponsored by the Centre for Critical Qualitative Health Research, the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University, the Faculty of Health at York University and the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto.

It runs from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Victor Phillip Dahdaleh Building (DB), Room 0001.

For a full schedule of the event, visit http://events.fes.yorku.ca/event/cps/.

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