PGR WORKSHOPS 2015-16 PGR WORKSHOPS 2015-16

FILMMAKING FOR DEVELOPMENT

Participants will receive practical training in camera work, sound recording, storytelling and editing and will work in small teams to produce, film and edit a short documentary using professional equipment. They will also learn about the theoretical and ethical implications of using films for research or advocacy purposes. By the end of the course, students will have had an introduction to the basic skills required to make a short documentary.

WHO IS IT FOR?

Students who wish to be trained in the techniques required to employ film as a research or advocacy tool.

WHO RUNS IT?

The trainers for this course are Ed Owles and Elhum Shakerifar from Postcode Films. Postcode Films is an award winning documentary production company run by independent filmmakers with a background in visual anthropology. As well as making feature length documentaries and short films for NGOs, they have been running workshops for the last nine years that help students learn how to create responsibly-made and engaging films. Previous films made as part of their ongoing relationship with UEA DEV students can be viewed at www.viewnr4.co.uk.

DATES: 7th May (independent study) then 16th-19th May 2016. Six days independent study is expected between these days.

 

SHORT COURSE IN FACILITATION SKILLS

The aim of this 3-day group facilitation skills course is to provide a firm foundation in theory and practice of group facilitation that participants can build on with confidence. A range of working methods will be used: experiential and creative activities, reflective practice, working with the process of the group, skills practice, coaching, games, theoretical input and discussion.

WHO IS IT FOR?

This course is suitable for anyone interested in facilitating group learning processes or improving how they work in teams with other people. Practical applications of facilitation skills include team working in almost any working environment and facilitating participation in research and development initiatives.

WHO RUNS IT?

Jenny Nicholson is a professional facilitator with a diploma in Humanistic Psychology from the Institute for the Development of Human Potential (IDHP) and 25 years of experience of facilitating a range of different groups. Dr Marisa Goulden is a Lecturer in the School of International Development with extensive experience of facilitating focus groups and workshops for research and other purposes in international development contexts in Egypt, Ethiopia and Uganda as well as in the UK.

DATES: 17th-19th May 2016