Guide for Training Community Based Researchers

Recently, a the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Orgnaization (UNESCO) released the manual Training the Next Generation of Community Based researchers: A Guide for Trainers. An initiative of the UNESCO Chair in Community Based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education, the guide focuses on community based research (CBR) as “an approach to co-creation of knowledge based on the acknowledgement that multiple sites, modes and forms of knowledge production co-exist in society today. “

Section of the guide include:

Part 1: Understanding community based research

  • Historical trajectory
  • How can CBR help strengthen community-university engagement?
  • CBR vis-à-vis conventional research
  • Benefits of doing CBR

Part 2: Key findings of the global study on ‘Building the Next Generation of Community-Based Researchers’

  • (The NextGen Project)
  • Major Findings
  • Recommendations and suggestions
  • Key takeaways

Part 3: Pedagogical framework for training of next generation community based researchers

  • An orientation towards research ethics and values
  • Development of a deep understanding of power and partnerships
  • Incorporation of multiple modes of inquiry
  • Participation in learning CBR and ensuring a balance between classroom (theory) and field (practice)
  • The role of researcher as CBR facilitator

Download Training the Next Generation of Community Based researchers: A Guide for Trainers.

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