Oral History Training

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The Life Story Project's training program covers a variety of topics related to the interviewing process. CURA’s ethics protocol requires that all interviewers be trained to conduct sensitive and constructive interviews that guide interviewees in the process of remembering. As such, this training aims to get interviewers thinking about how to be aware of the emotional and psychological needs of participants; it addresses ethics procedures, and more subtle questions of ethics and sensitivity. The working philosophy of The Life Stories Project values the idea of “sharing authority” which is intrinsic to the collaborative work of oral history. It requires the cultivation of trust, the development of collaborative relationships, and shared decision-making. These training sessions will provide you with a better understanding of the Life Stories Project while giving you the tools to begin this process of “sharing authority”.

LIfe Stories Montreal training guide April 09.pdf640.87 KB
General Training 1 - Intro to MLS project_Feb 2011.ppt22.94 MB
General Training 2 - Ethics and interviewing_Feb 2011.ppt2.24 MB
Videography training - EN.ppt1.07 MB