This research report is an overview of the activities at the second home retreat held as part of the collaborative action research programme in Fife. It has details of some of the tailored facilitative activities and learning on the process to date.
This report is an overview of the second home retreat held as part of the collaborative action research (CAR) programme in Fife.
Home retreats are tailored events which action researchers can use to encourage collaborative working and provide a space for the CAR inquiry groups to progress their work. Home retreats also enable What Works Scotland to gather data on public service reform.
What Works Scotland designed and delivered the first home retreat in Fife in October 2015 when the groups were newly formed.
The purpose of this second home retreat, held in November 2016, was to:
- provide a space for the different inquiry groups to articulate their inquiry work to date and continue to develop their inquiries
- build a community of practice around collaborative action research in Fife
- encourage a day of critical reflection of individual practice and collaborative working
- identify next steps and share key learning.
This report has an overview of the activities on the day, details of some of the tailored facilitative activities and critical reflections on the process to date.
It also includes key insights on the public service context and on the collaborative action research approach.
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Author: Hayley Bennett
Date of publication: 25 January 2017
Publication type: Research report
Related publications from What Works Scotland
Collaborative Action Research Fife Home Retreat Report
Report from the Fife Home Retreat in October 2015 which outlines some of the collaborative action research work with representatives from Fife Community Planning Partnership.
Report from a national collaborative learning event in February 2016 for the practitioners from the four What Works Scotland case site partner community planning partnerships: Aberdeenshire, Glasgow, Fife, and West Dunbartonshire. It describes the purpose, the activities, and the shared learning from the event, held in February 2016.
Event report on the What Works Scotland blog about the Fife Community Planning event Making the change: delivering a better and fairer Fife held in partnership with What Works Scotland on 17 November 2016.