2018 - Practice Research in Child Welfare Studies UNESCO Summer School August 13-14


 *** This Summer School has been Cancelled ***




 “Practice Research in Child Welfare Studies”


International Summer School Monday 13th - Tuesday 14th August 2018


Location: Institute for Lifecourse and Society, NUI Galway


Hosted by Professor Caroline McGregor, UNESCO Child and Research Centre, NUI Galway, Professor Mirja Satka, Heikki Waris Institute, Helsinki supported by the Special Interest Group of the European Social Work Research Association on Practice Research





About the Summer School:


The focus of the summer school is Practice Research in Child Welfare Studies. The aims of the School are to:


·         Provide a platform for researchers, graduate students and practitioners interested in the field of practice research and child welfare to learn more about practice research methods.

·         Offer keynotes from experienced practice researchers to stimulate thought and discussion.

·         Provide participants with the opportunity to develop their own work in this field by working on a project or a paper as part of the summer school.

·         Create a dynamic and inspiring learning environment for peer learning on practice research.



Participants: Researchers, students (MA/PHD) and practitioners interested in the field of Practice Research relating to Child, Youth and Family Social Work, Social Care and Social Policy.


Requirements for Participation:


Participants are expected to be researchers, graduate students or child welfare practitioners with an interest in or involvement in research within their field.  They should bring a research idea or project to the Summer School to work on. They should be prepared to present their ideas/project phase and engage in planning and discussion with colleagues to develop it.  The work can be a new idea or something already progressed.



Registration Fee : €125


Discounted Student Rate: €100