CQ@10 – Revisiting the ‘Critical’ in Critical Qualitative Health Research
With a vibrant international intellectual footprint, wide diaspora of trainees and colleagues, and a history of theory-informed innovation in critical qualitative health research, the Centre for Critical Qualitative Health Research (CQ) at the University of Toronto is celebrating its 10th anniversary. We have much to celebrate and build on! In addition to the CQ diaspora, we warmly welcome all those who share an interest in critical, theory-informed qualitative health research, and those interested in where this genre comes from and is headed.
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Speakers’ presentation slides can be viewed and downloaded here.
November 20, 10am-12pm EST | Session 1:
Keynote from Denise Gastaldo and Joan Eakin, followed by a panel and Q&A on the theme: Using critical theories and methodologies to have impact as critical qualitative researchers. View the recording here.
November 26, 4-5:30pm EST | Session 2:
A discussion led by Pia Kontos and Alisa Grigorovich, followed by a panel and Q&A on the theme: The realpolitik of critical qualitative research in the health sciences. View the recording here.
December 4, 10am-12pm EST | Session 3:
Keynote from Judith Green, followed by a panel and Q&A on the theme: Critical re-visions: what’s next critical qualitative health research? View the recording here.
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Critical Pedagogies Symposium on Teaching and Learning Qualitative Health Research
3rd Biannual Critical Pedagogies Symposium on Teaching & Learning Critical Qualitative Health Methods
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 call for abstracts closes on Friday, September 3, 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.
Abstract submission opens: Tuesday, July 6, 2021
Abstract submission deadline: Friday, September 3, 2021
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)
2nd Critical Pedagogies Symposium on Teaching and Learning Qualitative Health Research
The Critical Pedagogies Symposium was developed as the closing event for the eCampus Ontario project. The goals of the symposium are to: inspire pedagogical innovation, dialogue and imagination; share challenges, exchange resources and brainstorm solutions; celebrate our accomplishments and push the boundaries of possibility; (re-)centre the ‘critical’ in our teaching practices; and cultivate a network of current and future qualitative health research educators.
The second annual Critical Pedagogies Symposium was held on Friday, October 18th at York University.
*Note: The Call for Abstracts for this event is now closed*
The Symposium has 3 types of sessions:
- Individual oral presentation (15 minutes): We invite presentations on an innovative pedagogical practice, a case study of when something went horribly wrong or terrifically right, an insightful reflection, or some research related to your teaching or learning in a short, didactic format. Please allow for 5 to 10 minutes of discussion.
- Workshop or Group presentation (1 hour): For these longer sessions, you can either propose an interactive Workshop or a Group Presentation, made up of 2 to 4 related presentations. These longer periods are ideal for interactive group work, showcasing exciting pedagogical tools or strategies, participatory activities, or looking at a theme from multiple angles.
- Mini-poster for shared session (3 minutes): In these shared sessions, you will be able to share and showcase one brief exercise, assignment, tool, example, profound moment of teaching or learning, reflection or case study of something that works in your teaching or learning. You will need to bring a letter-size (8.5X11 inch) poster to share with the audience and co-presenters at the session. Posters can be in black and white.
For Workshops or Group Presentations, please make sure to clearly indicate which of these types you are submitting and to include:
- who is moderating/leading and who is presenting/co-leading (names and affiliations)
- overall theme and individual topics by presenter (group presentation only)
- learning objectives
- pedagogical approach (workshop only)
- structure of the session
- allocation of time
You are welcome to submit 1 abstract (max.) to each session type (3 abstracts in total). We especially encourage everyone attending to prepare a mini-poster for a shared session.
Abstracts will be accepted until June 30th, 2019, 11:59 p.m. No late submissions will be accepted for review.
Abstracts will be peer-reviewed by at least two different reviewers and decisions will be made in early/mid July.
For queries regarding the Symposium, contact the Event Coordinator, Hayley Pelletier at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sponsors and Organizers
The Symposium is sponsored by: CQ, the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University, the Faculty of Health at York University, and the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. Thank you for the generous contributions in expertise and time of the members of the Planning and Scientific Committees (in alphabetical order).
1st Critical Pedagogies Symposium on Teaching and Learning Qualitative Health Research
The first annual Critical Pedagogies symposium took place on October 12, 2018 at York University.
This one-day event brought together graduate students, instructors and professionals interested in questions of pedagogy and practice. The day was organized around playing with pedagogies, skill-building, networking and knowledge exchange opportunities. The event saw engaged participation in a fun, generative and enriching environment. We thank all those who participated and attended!
The symposium was organized by the Centre for Critical Qualitative Health Research (CQ) at the University of Toronto and hosted by York University. It was the closing event for the eCampus Ontario Project, which aimed to advance the field by strengthening the community of educators in Qualitative Health Research across the province.
Sponsors and Organizers
The Symposium was sponsored by: CQ, the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University, the Faculty of Health at York University, and the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto.
Thank you for the generous contributions in expertise and time of the members of the Planning and Scientific Committees (in alphabetical order).
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