APRENMonday – June 5th,2017

9,00  ··· Registration and delivery of documentation

10,00 ··· Opening remarks and presentation

11,00 ··· Master Class: Transforming research to transforming education. José Ignacio Rivas, University of Málaga

13,00 ··· Lunch

15,00 ··· Workshops

1. The potential of using Skype in qualitative interviews with young people. Susie Weller, Southampton University

The way we communicate in both our professional and personal lives has changed in recent years; digital technologies are now a feature of everyday interaction. Similarly, such technologies are starting to form an integral part of the toolkit of many social scientists.  This interactive workshop explores the potentials and pitfalls of using Skype and other forms of video telephony to conduct qualitative interviews. Using examples from a 10-year study documenting young people’s changing relationships and identities, Workshop participants will be encouraged to:

··· explore the key technical, methodological and ethical issues involved.
··· reflect on the implications of mediated communication on interaction in the interview encounter.
··· make comparisons between physical co-present and remote interviewing.

2. Thinking about educational research as a disruptive praxis from the APREN-DO Project. Juana María Sancho and Fernando Hernández, University of Barcelona

A disruptive practice takes place when the naturalized expectations break due to an unexpected insight. In research, a disruptive praxis emerges when the ways of planning, developing and presenting a research take less explored routes. In this workshop, we will share and experience processes developed in the APREN-DO research project, developed by Esbrina, in which we not only question traditional dualisms (theory vs. methodology, human vs. no-human, researcher vs. researched…) but also explore the basic notion of what research could be.

18,00 ··· End of the day

Tuesday – June 6th, 2017

9,00 ··· Master Class: Transformative approaches: synergies, distinctions, strengths and current challenges. Ros Edwards, Southampton University

10,00 ··· Networking: Space to share interests and projects

11,00 ··· Coffee Break

11,30 ··· Master Class: Video Stimulated Dialogue: A method with transformative potential for pedagogy. Melanie Nind and Sarah Lewthwaite, Southampton University

13,30 ··· Lunch

15,30 ··· Workshops:

1. Video stimulated recall, reflection and dialogue. Melanie Nind and Sarah Lewthwaite, Southampton University

This interactive workshop addresses practical aspects of how to use video stimulated dialogue as a participatory and transformative method with teachers and learners. This includes:

··· Video techniques for capturing activity that will act as a stimulus for dialogue.
··· Questions in groups that enable participants to engage with the stimulus of a video and articulate their thinking and decision-making.
··· Facilitating a discussion group that bring multiple voices and perspectives into dialogue.

2. I-poem method of analysis to explore subjectivity in qualitative interviews. Susie Weller and Ros Edwards, Southampton University

This workshop will explore the possibilities of using I-poems as an aspect of in-depth qualitative data analysis.  I-poems are a feature of the voice-centred relational method developed by Carol Gilligan and colleagues to assist in the interpretation of subjectivity – the ‘firstpersonvoice’.  They are constructed from transcripts of in-depth interviews and focus on how an interviewee talks about him or herself.  I-poems can point to multiple ‘firstpersonvoices’ within a single account and, in the case of longitudinal research, constructing the poems for interviews at different points in time can be used to look at changes and continuities in an interviewee’s voice/s.  Following an introduction to I-poems and their construction, the workshop will involve participants in exploring the application and findings from I-poems using case studies of children and young people supplied from the Your Space data set of the Timescapes qualitative longitudinal study in order to look at change and continuity across time.

18,30 ··· End of the day

Wednesday – June 7th, 2017

9,00 ··· Master Class: Communication as a transformative process: the COMSOLIDAR project. Solidary Communication. Marcial García López, University of Málaga University and Esther Simancas, University of Cádiz

11,00 ··· Coffee Break

11,30 ··· Socio-educative experiences panel: The research sense in the socio-educative experience

13,30 ··· Lunch

15,30 ··· Workshops:

1.  Cartographies in educational research. José Miguel Correa and Estíbaliz Jiménez de Aberasturi, University of the Basque Country

This workshop addresses from Cartographies to other more creative forms of investigation. A method of investigation which will allow investigators to think, where investigation won’t maintain anybody indifferent. The investigation we will reveal combines artistic methodologies with more post-qualitative positions.

2.  Horizontal Methodologies and dialogical strategies of social research in multiple contexts. Juan Bautista Martínez, University of Granada University and Eduardo Fernández, University of Valladolid

In the field of social investigation more and more we need to consider the need of using a criteria of political-ethical considerations that will guide the work in the social sciences area, above all, what concerns the establishment of criteria, which will assure that issues such as credibility and plausibility of the data obtained during the analysis and interpretation of the processes, and criteria that we choose guarantee that the quality of our interpretations, come together to a general methodological perspective, which contemplates the link of these questions with others related with issues, such as the social transformation, equity and social inclusion.

We need experiences of shared exchange and reflection regarding what we do in our investigations with the objective of exploring if our practices open itineraries in social and cultural sciences capable of encompassing dialogical relationships, horizontal and reciprocal that ultimately allow political-cultural projects of empowerment through the epistemic reflexivity and the decolonization of the inhereted knowledge of the system-modern world/capitalist colonial/patriarcal.

During the workshop, we will reflect through our own investigation practices around the possibility of generating horizontal relationships, reciprocal and dialogic.

18,30 ··· Closing.