2017 - Practice Research in Child Welfare Studies UNESCO Summer School August 21-24
Programme

SUMMER SCHOOL PROGRAMME


Monday 21st August


5.00 - 5.45 Registration & Tea/Coffee

5.45 - 6.00  Welcome Address 

Professor Caroline McGregor, UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre


6.00 - 7.30 Keynote Session 1: (Public Lecture)

Practice Research Overview:
Opportunities and Challenges to Set the Scene.
Professor Mirja Satka,Heikki Waris Institute , Helsinki, Finland.


7.30 Evening meal for participants catered in ILAS

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Tuesday 22nd August


10.00 - 10.45 Keynote Session 2: Research and Reflective Practice.


Reflective Practice & Child Welfare Social Work in Ireland: Presentation of recent research findings.
Dr Liam White, Tusla Child and Family Agency, Ireland.

10.45 - 11.30 Self-evaluation as reflective structure. Workability, adaptation and development of the Mirror Method.
Dr. Laura Yliruka, Heikki Waris Institute, Helsinki, Finland.

11.30 - 12.00 Tea / Coffee

12.00 - 1.00 Facilitated Workshop 1: Groups of 10  x 3

1.00 - 3.00 Lunch  and individual / group work time

3.00 - 5.00 Plenary Session: Feedback from workshops and action planning. Individual writing time included.

6.00 Evening Meal at ILAS  followed by Social–cultural event

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Wednesday 23rd August

10.00 - 11.30 Plenary Session: Where practice research is in Ireland and where we need to go?  Guests from Irish universities and IASW leading the developing of Practice Research in Ireland.

10.15 - 10.50 Responsible research and innovation through community-based participatory research: social work, social action and research impact.
Dr Kenneth Burns, University College Cork, Ireland.

10.50 - 11.30 Partnership approaches as a mechanism for increasing the research capacity of Social Work Practitioner Researchers- An Irish Perspective.'
Dr Sarah Donnelly, University College Dublin

11.30 - 12.00 Tea / Coffee

12.00 - 1.15  Facilitated Workshops

1.15 - 2.15 Lunch

2.00 - 3.00  Facilitated Workshops

3.30 - 5.30 Field Trip Evening Social Event: Film Night and Dinner at ILAS.

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Thursday 24th August


10.00 - 11.30 Plenary Session: This will involve the following: Facilitated discussion; Reports and sample; Presentations of Outputs; Action Planning


11.30 - 12.00 Close of Summer School
Professor Caroline McGregror and Professor Mirja Satka

12.00 Lunch and Depart