Involving children and young people in research and consultation

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Tutors Dr Susan Elsley and Professor Kay Tisdall
Length Two days – 10am to 4pm each day
Date & location 10th and 11th March 2016, 6th Floor Meeting Room, Chrystal Macmillan Building, George Square, The University of Edinburgh
Accreditation 10 credits at Level 11 in the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework. Accreditation option.


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The course will cover:

To explore how children and young people can be meaningfully and ethically involved in research and consultation, at an advanced level.

By the end of the course, participants should:

  • Be at the forefront of knowledge of ethical requirements and questions in involving children and young people in research and/or consultation
  • Be able to evaluate critically, and in detail, a range of different ways of involving children and young people in research and/or consultation
  • Be able to apply a range of different methods of undertaking research and/or consultation with children and young people
  • Be able to consider the implications of the above in designing research, from inception to dissemination.

The course will be offered as ‘blended learning’ with 2 days, face to face, and an active social network website for communication before and after the 2 days.
The course is highly participative and aims to draw on participants’ experience.
Extensive online resources are available to all participants. These resources will be available for 9 months after completing the course.

Course delivery
The course is convened by Professor Kay Tisdall and Dr Susan Elsley who have extensive experience in delivering education and training on research and consultation with children and young people. There will also be a contribution from an external expert.

Course description
Can be taken as a stand alone course or with the other CPD courses, ‘Using Digital Media in Research with Children and Young People’ (accredited) and ‘Using Creative Methods in Research with Children and Young People’ (accredited). This course is the successor to our acclaimed course ‘Listening to Children’.

Who is the course for?
This course is for those working with children and young people who want to develop their research and consultation skills. It is also appropriate for anyone who is moving into this field. There are no formal entry requirements.

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Standard Course Fee £350
Standard Course Fee with accreditation £425
Reduced Fee (booking two courses) £325
Reduced Fee (booking two courses) with accreditation £400



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