Valuing Community Engaged Research to Address Policy and Practice Relevant to Positive Ageing: Lessons from DCU's POWER-AGEING Project
The Centre for Engaged Research is delighted to welcome Trudy Corrigan from DCU's Institute of Education.
Trudy's presentation, entitled 'Valuing Community Engaged Research to Address Policy and Practice Relevant to Positive Ageing: Lessons from DCU's POWER-AGEING Project', is a wonderful example of research that evolves from desk-based research and systematic reviews to meaningful and purposeful public engagement. We believe many will be inspired by and learn from her and her experiences.
Trudy will highlight the partnership approach currently developed between DCU's Anti Bullying Centre , Age & Opportunity and the Irish Research Council. In a world with a growing ageing population, co-researchers and practitioners can play an essential role in shaping better future societies by designing opportunities for more inclusive participation of older adults in the workplace, in education, in health, in the arts as well as in the field of hard sciences. This is to positively influence older or retired adults everyday experiences. In 2021. The World Health Organization outlined a framework to address ageism by advocating for an active research approach between higher education institutes, civic society and other interested partners in overcoming ageism. This seeks to challenge current barriers which prevent older adults from engaging actively in communities. The POWER AGEING research project will highlight how a community-engaged research approach is endeavoring to influence policy and practice relevant to both older and younger adults. This is to value the role of an increased ageing population to remain mentally and physically active and engaged. This research advocates for a community engaged participatory research approach so that older adults continue to contribute a valuable contribution to their communities. This is in a diversity of contexts relevant to both older and younger adults today.
Researcher and Lecturer, Trudy is a staff member of the School of Policy and Practice, Institute of Education, DCU. Founder of the DCU Intergenerational Learning Programme (DCUILP) and one of the co-founders of the DCU Age Friendly University Initiative (DCU AFU). Her research interests are in adult education and lifelong learning - this includes developing Intergenerational Learning as a high quality pedagogical practice in higher education. in addition, she is also interested in how innovative pedagogical practice influences teacher education in early childhood, primary and second level schools. This includes using the expertise and experience of retired people as mentors to third level students in developing personal and professional knowledge and skills.
This webinar will take place on Zoom on March 30th 2023.
The Zoom will be open from 12.20 with the webinar commencing at 12.30.
This webinar on 'Valuing Community Engaged Research to Address Policy and Practice Relevant to Positive Ageing: Lessons from DCU's POWER-AGEING Project' will be available on the Centre for Engaged Research YouTube Channel
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