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Workshop: Informed Consent Using Visual Methods

Author: Catherine Foster

Posted on Jul 8, 2019

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The faculty of education presents Informed Consent Using Visual Methods: A Workshop, hosted by Dr. Jennifer Thompson, Visiting Research Fellow, Department of Anthropology, Durham University, UK.

Join us on Friday July 12, 2019, Marshall d’Avray Hall, room 249, 1 – 3 p.m. This is a free public event

Informed consent is a foundational aspect of research ethics, for communicating the aims and activities of the research to potential research participants and for seeking their voluntary participation. However, informed consent forms are often cumbersome, bureaucratic, and inaccessible. In this workshop, we will consider what it might look like to integrate visual methods as part of informed consent processes and forms. A central focus of the workshop will be to provide you with practical experience working in small groups to incorporate visual methods as part of informed consent.* We will also work to develop additional strategies for conceptualizing consent and assent beyond paperwork signed by individuals, to situate informed consent within more collective and ongoing processes. The workshop is designed to facilitate interactive learning and provoke critical reflection and dialogue. The workshop may be of particular interest for those working with children and youth, and with groups considered to be vulnerable or marginalized.

*If possible, please bring a mobile device that takes photos (camera, tablet, or mobile phone) along with a laptop. However, please know that you do not need these devices to participate - we just need a critical mass of devices so that each group has one.

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Contact: Catherine Foster

Email Address: fosterc@unb.ca