Ways to get involved
We can't do this on our own.
To make this project genuinely participatory and genuinely informative we need educators/activists/community members and everyone in-between to be involved in shaping it, making it and learning from it.
We recognise that people are busy, and we are striving to ensure this project and process is flexible around different levels of commitment.
We also recognise this project will involve work: we hope this work will be worthwhile to all involved, and we feel it is likely to open up opportunities for individual and collective benefits in the future.
If you’d like to get involved in our project here are some of the ways you can do so:
If you would like to be involved in the nuts and bolts of how we make this project happen and have time/energy/skills to share then you should become a core member!
Core members are involved in organising and planning the different elements of the research, securing resources and ensuring we are sharing what we learn.
Core members are key to making this happen so get in touch if this is something you'd like to be involved in!
If you would like to become a collaborator in carrying out our research, we’d love to hear from you.
Ideally, we are looking for people with experience of critical education in some format (whether as a learner or an educator) to be involved; - to define, guide and carry out the research alongside us.
We are keen to involve people from different contexts and geographies across Scotland as we would like to gain a broad understanding of issues and experiences.
If you are interested in being involved, contact us to tell us why you’re interested, how the work feels relevant to you and whether you are interested in taking part in carrying out this research, helping organise a webinar, workshop or event, and/or leading on a piece of related research.
If you would like to be involved in our project, but perhaps don't currently have the time/energy/ability to commit, we nonetheless would welcome your occasional or one-off participation in any shape or form you can. This could be, for instance, by; agreeing to take part in an interview, joining/sharing our online discussions and posts on Facebook, by sharing an essay or article you have written, or by taking part in one of our webinars or future events/workshops.
If you are interested in participating, contact us to let us know how you wish to participate or if you'd like to join a future webinar, sign-up to our newsletter, follow us on Facebook, or request to join our 'Learning as we go' Facebook group.
If you are interested in this project and feel you have something other than your time/energy to commit – we’d be grateful to hear from you. It might be that you are part of an organisation who can help with space, resources or publicity. Alternatively you might be someone who has already done research around some of these issues and you have insights to share. You might know of funding we could access for this project (more on how we are resourced to be updated here, shortly).
We are grateful for all kinds of support and are open to suggestions about how we can develop mutual solidarity across Scotland.