Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR) Mentor Training Program (MTP)
Mizan Knowledge for Change (K4C) Hub, Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM) is the lead coordinator for UNESCO Knowledge for Change (K4C) and Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR) Mentor Training Program (MTP) in Asia Region. The K4C – CBPR-MTP training and certification is offered based on the guide and collaboration of Mizan K4C Hub, USIM with the UNESCO Chair in Community-Based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education, a joint chair supported by the University of Victoria (UVic) in Canada and the Society for Participatory Research in Asia (PRIA) in India. The UNESCO Chair has initiated the K4C – CBPR – MTP program and established various K4C hubs across the globe and now associated under the Knowledge for Change (K4C) Global Consortium for Training in Community Based Research.
Mizan K4C Hub conducts regular workshops providing teaching and learning to enhance Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) skills to researchers, academics, students and community workers. The hub also strives to uphold its core objectives of establishment or to promote United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), sustainable lifestyle, and balanced individual. The centre aims to widen the practice of CBPR in the region with community engagement seeking to pave for change towards betterment of the community by the community. Upon completion the K4C-CBPR-MTP training, all participants will received CBPR MTP mentor certificate that will be jointly awarded by Mizan K4C Hub, Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM) and the UNESCO Chair.
K4C – CBPR – MTP Training Design and Structure
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|2||Community / NGO Organizing Partner:|
Civil Society / NGO Mentor
On the completion of the program, participants should be able to
|10||Focus of the Hub in Relation to UN SDGs:||The Mizan K4C Hub, Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia committed to support all 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by providing necessary capacity building courses in relation to doing action research with the collaboration of community champions and organizations. Specifically, the Mizan K4C Hub focus mostly on the issues of community development, promoting sustainable livelihood, promoting indigenous concept of living or the Sejahtera Living, supporting activities to develop leadership capacity at community level, and advocating Sejahtera Education to produce balanced individual. The Mizan K4C Hub strives to promote fairness and justice by focusing on the concept of inclusivity in doing research by also engaging the indigenous people of Malaysia along with other major races of the country.|
|11||Mizan K4C Hub and the Objectives of USIM:||Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM0 is the 12th public university of Malaysia. Established in the year 1999, USIM strives to become an Islamic University that able to answer the needs of community by becoming a university that engage community and industry in most of it academic and research activities. USIM has a social responsibility to transform students that are graduated from Islamic religious schools in Malaysia to become productive citizens, civilised, and able to demonstrate noble and exemplary personality. In achieving this targets, USIM aims to become a socially responsible university by conducting community-relevant researches and academic activities, The Mizan K4C Hub has been recognised by USIM as one of the university major initiatives to contribute to the society. This could be seen from the commitment of the university to establish the Mizan Research Centre (MRC) in 2015 to conduct research and community projects related to sustainability, justice, and wellbeing. Based on the objectives of USIM and the university commitment to community, it is expected that the Mizan K4C Hub will get full support by the university.|
|12||Language of Instruction:||Malay and English|
This is a 12 weeks online and face-to-face workshop held under the principles of adult learning with active learning and participation of the participants. It is imperative for the participants to engage with the entire programmes of the course via ‘Learning by Doing’ approach in order to embrace the values of CBPR and able to practise the skills effectively.
As part of the completion of the course, participants are required to prepare a research proposal in partnership with a community organisations, conduct a fieldwork and prepare report for the finding. CBPR local hub mentors will act as local supervisors for the case study. Participants are required to engage multiple partners in conducting the case study including relevant any civil society organisations, interested observers, and the public at large.
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Module 1 | Pre-Course Preparations, Orientation & Welcome
Module 2 | Introduction to Research and Knowledge Production
Module 3 | Research Partnerships and Field Study
Module 4 | History and Development of Community Based Participatory Research
Module 5 | Participatory Research Methods
Module 6 & 7 | Face to face Learning Residency
Module 8 | Reflections from the residency
Module 9 | Knowledge and Power
Module 10 | Knowledge mobilization
Module 11 | Ethics and Values
Module 12 | Impact Assessment
Module 13 & 14 | Field study
Module 15 | Reflections on Process of CBPR from Field Study
Module 16 | Adult Education and Experiential Learning
Module 17 | Teaching CBPR
Module 18 | Designing a CBPR curriculum for your hub
Module 19 | Becoming self-critical and reflexive mentors/facilitators
Module 20 | Bringing K4C to life: Show us your ideas for your hubs
Module 21 | MTP – Evaluation
Local references / Non-English Resources:
Hall, B.; Tandon, R.; Tremblay, C. (2015). Strengthening Community University Research Partnerships: Global Perspectives. University of Victoria and PRIA. http://hdl.handle.net/1828/6509
UNESCO Chair in Community-Based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education (2015). Institutionalizing Community-University Research Partnerships. A user’s manual. University of Victoria and PRIA. http://hdl.handle.net/1828/6921
Tandon, R.; Hall, B.; Lepore, W., Singh, W. (2016). Knowledge and Engagement: Building Capacity for the Next Generation of Community Based Researchers. UNESCO Chair in Community Based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education and PRIA. http://hdl.handle.net/1828/7989
Tandon, R., Hall, B., Lepore, W., Singh, W. (2016). Training the Next Generation of Community Based Researchers. A Guide for Trainers. UNESCO Chair CBR-SR, 2016. http://unescochair-cbrsr.org/pdf/FINAL_Training_the_Next_Generation_2016.pdf
UNESCO Chair CBR-SR (2016). Training the Next Generation of Community Based Research. A Guide for Trainers. https://distance.moodle.uvcs.uvic.ca/pluginfile.php/178936/mod_page/content/32/M3%20-%20FINAL_Training_the_Next_Generation_2016.pdf
Hall, B., and Tandon, R. (2017) ‘Participatory research: Where have we been, where are we going? – A dialogue’. Research for All, 1 (2): 365–74. (You need to login with your NetlinkID and download the PDF) https://dspace.library.uvic.ca//handle/1828/8562
Teoh, G. K., Tan, M. P., Tan, J. S., & Chong, M. C. (2018). Conducting community‐based participatory research in an urban Malaysian community: Lessons learned and challenges in establishing partnership.
Brawer, W., Josephson, K., Lydon, M. (2018). Mapping our Common Ground. A Community and green mapping resource guide. Third Edition. UVic Community Mapping Collaboratory. At http://mapping.uvic.ca/sites/mapping.uvic.ca/files/Mapping%20Our%20Common%20Ground%202018%20low%20res.pdf
Tremblay, C., & Jayme, B. (2015), Co-creating community knowledge through Participatory Video. Journal of Action Research: Special edition on Knowledge Democracy, 13(3), pp. 298-314. http://journals.sagepub.com.ezproxy.library.uvic.ca/doi/full/10.1177/1476750315572158
Hood Mohd Salleh, Mahazan Mutalib (ed). (2017). Kampung Reflection on Balanced Development. USIM Press.
Hood Mohd Salleh, Mahazan Mutalib (ed). (2019). The Future of Kampung: Discoursing the Multi Dimensional Ideas of Balance.USIM Press
Rajib Shaw (ed). (2019). Sustainable Eco-Development of Kampong Baharu: A Policy Perspective.
Azman Ab Rahman & Mohd. Ridhwan Abd Aziz (2017), Pembasmian Kemiskinan berdasarkan Maqasid Al-Syariah. USIM Press.
Mahazan Mutalib et al. (2017), Masjid dan Pembangunan Komuniti Bandar dan Luar Bandar. USIM Press
Mohamad Shatar Sabran, (2003), Model pembangunan Komuniti, Pertanika Journal of Social Science & Humanities. 11(2): 135-145 (2003)
Cerita Pribumi (Documentary of Orang Asli in Peninsular Malaysia), Mizan Research Centre, USIM. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNe2v5oRTY4
Kampong Bharu: Citra Sebuah Mizan (Documentary of Kampong Bharu, Kuala Lumpur). Mizan Research Centre USIM. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsiKAfaRQ_8
Zinaida Fadeeva, Laima Galkute, & Kiran Chhokar, (2018). Academia and Community Engaging for Change. United Nations University-Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability http://collections.unu.edu/eserv/UNU:6601/Academia_and_Communities_FINAL.pdf
UNESCO Chair web site: http://unescochair-cbrsr.org/
UN Sustainable Development Goals: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/
UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/post2015/transformingourworld
Mizan Research Centre, Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM): kampungmizan.usim.edu.my/
|16||Fees and Payment||Payment for the course could be made to Bendahari, Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM) / International Youth Centre, Kuala Lumpur|
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mahazan Abdul Mutalib
Course Coordiator, K4C – CBPR – MTP Asia Region
Mizan K4C Hub, Faculty of Leadership and Management
Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM)
Email : Mahazan@usim.edu.my
Registration and Fee
FEE (USD)/PER PARTICIPANT
Enrolment Fee (UNESCO K4C CBPR Mentor Training Program Asia Region)
20 participant (Minimum enrolment/Registration)