It’s back! The 3rd biannual CQ Critical Pedagogies Symposium on Teaching & Learning Critical Qualitative Health Methods will be held virtually on November 5 and 12, 2021 from 11 am – 2 pm EST. This year‘s theme is Metamorphosis and Praxis: Pandemic Learning Lessons.
Over the last 18 months, our worlds have been transformed by a global pandemic that has touched nearly every aspect of our lives. Health and social inequities have been exacerbated and further entrenched. International racial justice, reconciliation and equity movements have gained unprecedented momentum. The need to support developing a new generation of critical qualitative health methodologists has never been more pressing.
In response to the pandemic, universities have moved our lecture halls and our communities online. We have experimented with new pedagogical tools, approaches, and apps. Our institutions have publicly made and/or renewed commitments to decolonizing and diversifying faculty, curricula, and classrooms. As we emerge from our cocoons and dream about the future ahead, the 2021 CQ Critical Pedagogies Symposium will ask: What lessons will you draw from this period regarding learning and teaching/supervising critical qualitative inquiry?
We invite brief (10-minute) presentations that focus on the following questions:
- How has this historical moment influenced your pedagogical principles, theoretical foundations and educational/learning approaches?
- What strategies have shown promise for decolonizing classrooms and curricula in this moment and moving forward?
- How can we bring more diverse ways of knowing (and doing) into our teaching and learning qualitative methodology classrooms?
- How will the new practices we have developed over the last 18 months impact our future teaching and learning? What has been lost in this shift? What has been gained? What practices should we leave behind?
- How can we transform or adapt our methodology classrooms and laboratories to address pressing health and social inequities?
- What are the challenges and productive possibilities of teaching and learning critical qualitative health research online?
- When did something go really wrong or terrifically right in your learning or teaching?
- As our social distance practices diminish, what are you looking forward to/dreaming about implementing into your teaching and learning practices over the coming months?
The deadline for abstracts has been extended to Wednesday, September 8, 2021. Click here to begin your submission. Please note, we will prioritize submissions from Graduate Students, Qualitative Health Instructors, and those involved in critical pedagogies for advancing critical qualitative health research in the selection process.
The Critical Pedagogies Symposium on Teaching and Learning Critical Qualitative Health Methods (the Symposium) will be collaborating with the University of Toronto Journal of Public Health (UTJPH) to publish select high-quality abstracts accepted for the Symposium. With this year’s theme of Metamorphosis and Praxis: Pandemic Learning Lessons, the Symposium expects abstracts from an array of disciplines. Submissions will be reviewed for quality, rigor, and a tie to health by the Symposium’s Scientific Committee and the UTJPH’s Social and Behavioural Health Sciences Section Editor. Select abstracts will be published in the UTJPH in Vol 3, Issue 2, expected by summer 2022. UTJPH is an open-access peer-reviewed journal that does not charge authors for publication of their work.
Abstract submission opens: Tuesday, July 6, 2021
Abstract submission deadline: Wednesday, September 8, 2021 (EXTENDED)
Abstract notification: Thursday, September 30, 2021
Registration closes: Saturday, October 31, 2021
Symposium: Friday,November 5 and 12, 2021, 11 am to 2 pm EST (Toronto time)