Center for Popular Education update

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From:           	Lee Malone <Lee.Malone at>

              Community Cultural Development September 2003 Update

1> Courses
2> Resources and papers available free online
3> Call for expressions of interest


1> Courses
For further information and a registration form visit

Creative Capacity Building: 2003 Sydney & Brisbane Short Courses

Sydney: 13-15 October 2003 at UTS, City Campus, & Cellblock, Camperdown
Brisbane: 3-5 November 2003 at the Brisbane Powerhouse, New Farm

Drawing on community cultural development, popular education and health
promotion the course facilitators will help you learn about strengths-based
approaches to community capacity building. This is a course for health workers,
teachers, community workers, youth workers, community educators, counsellors,
case managers, community arts workers, particularly those with program planning
and facilitation responsibilities

The course's leading questions are:
    * How do you help facilitate positive change with people who feel powerless,
who put themselves down, etc.?
    * How do you help them move from feeling like an object to agent of change?
    * How do you identify strengths and assets even in the most vulnerable and
disadvantaged groups?

Participants will learn about:
    * theories and practices of strengths-based approaches to community capacity
    * positive engagement techniques
    * collaborative arts-based practices
    * creative problem-solving
    * program planning for community capacity building with small and large
    * setting realistic, attainable creative goals and outcomes for clients
    * arts for health promotion
    * school-community building with arts workers.

ph: (02) 9514 3843 or email: cpe at


2> Resources & Papers
The following Centre for Popular Education publications are now available free

Story And Writing For Community Leadership And Social Action by Annie Bolitho
and Mary Hutchison.
A handbook which discusses ways in which to bring people together from different
fields of social action and education around the use of community writing or
stories and writing to engage in actions of self-determination and nurture
To download this handbook click on the following link

Airds Community Writing project: From leadership to Ratbag by Sue Angel
This handbook is a reflection on the community writing processes used in the
Airds Community Leadership project, to bring community volunteers from different
organisations together.
To download this handbook click on the following link

Learner-Centred and Culturally Responsive Patient Education: Drawing on
traditions of cultural development and popular education by Celina McEwen,
Franziska Trede and Rick Flowers.
This discussion paper describes and discusses the possibilities of
learner-centred patient education practice. In particular, the authors reviewed
literature that constructs culture as an asset rather than as a barrier in
patient education. Drawing on traditions of community cultural development and
popular education, the authors discuss the possibilities of using the cultural
experiences of patients and health care practitioners to inform patient
education materials and practices. Cultural experience directly shapes what and
how people learn. Therefore, good education practice should engage with it. To
help patient-educators engage with cultural experiences they need highly
developed questioning and listening skills. Important aids for the questioning
and listening processes are accounts of cultural experiences.
To download this discussion paper click on the following link

The Longest Night by Celina McEwen
This evaluation report is a reflection on and analytical examination of The
Longest Night (TLN) an extraordinarily ambitious project in community cultural
development (CCD) commissioned by the 2002 Adelaide Festival of the Arts, in
South Australia. This report focuses on the result of a nine months’ -including
six months part-time- artist-in-residence project where seven professional
artists from diverse performance disciplines collaborated with young people from
diverse backgrounds living in the Parks area and/or accessing the Parks
Community Centre in Adelaide.
To download this report click on the following link

Frankst & Angst: an Evaluation Report of Maze by Celina McEwen
This report is an evaluation of a Community Cultural Development (CCD) project
entitled Maze. This evaluation report focuses on the facilitators and young
people’s perceptions and understandings of the processes and short-term
outcomes. It describes a collaborative model of practice and compares the
short-term outcomes of the project with the initial goals. The evaluation
framework is informed by a series of questions ordered under 4 categories:
clarity and transparency of goals and interests, engagement & participation,
creating and finally learning, change & leadership.
To download this report click on the following link

3>Call for expressions of interest
Call for expressions of interest from film-makers familiar with CCD processes to
engage with community members in Western Sydney.
We are seeking expressions of interest from film-makers to collaborate with
young people and adults residing in 2 distinct sites in western Sydney in
developing their practical skills, artistic dialogue and collaborative and
consultative processes working on the thematic exploration of ideas relating to
living in western Sydney, social exclusion, cultural diversity and leadership.
Full details can be found by visiting

Call for expressions of interest from artists familiar with CCD practitioners to
work with Greek patients and staff in a hospital cardiac ward setting.
Working with action research staff from the Centre for Popular Education,
University of Technology, Sydney and the Diversity Health Co-ordinator, POWH you
will develop accounts or stories of both patients and staff and illustrate them
with some degree of co-authorship. You will trace the experiences of a small
sample of Greek-speaking patients before they were admitted and during hospital
treatment. Other accounts will present the staff's perceptions as they try to
educate Greek-speaking patients.
Full details can be found by visiting


For further information:
Ph: (02) 9514 3843
Fx: 9514 3030
Email: cpe at

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