How often do we hear people say they work in an empowering manner? That people who they work with really have a voice? How often we see research claiming to be democratic and empowering but that only produce data with no direct impact for participants? Self-directed group work and Social Action Research Methodologies were developed as way to clearly articulate values of democracy and social justice in practice and research so that participants truly take action for empowerment.
This two-day workshop will cover the theoretical and axial foundations of Self-Directed Groupwork and Social Action Research methodology. It will also engage participants in a process of experimentation of the models so that principles and methodology become meaningful and applicable to various interventions and research contexts.