The NCCPE is always looking for opportunities to create spaces for people involved in public engagement to step back and reflect on their work. Particularly precious is space to think about the relationship between theory and practice – and to work with other people to build a more robust understanding of the complex dynamics of engagement. We have developed a format called the Engaged Practice Learning Exchange (EPLE) to do this – and we try to attach these events to other gatherings where people will be convening, for instance alongside conferences like Engage.
This EPLE is organised in cooperation with the University of Bristol’s Graduate School of Education, who will be hosting the event, as well as the Centre for Public Engagement at the University. It will take place on 14th September, from 3.00 to 5.30 PM. The event is part of NCCPE’s new Public Engagement Academy, whose delegates are meeting in Bristol on the 15th and 16th September. The aim of the event is to open the discussion on different forms of knowledge related to the practice of public engagement and ways for researchers and professionals to build it together. The full agenda can be downloaded below.
Please come along prepared to share a story of a project or activity you have been involved in.