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Marxism and Education

Marxism and Education



In association with Anglia Ruskin University Department of Education Research Seminars

An afternoon Seminar 4pm-6.30pm

Wednesday 21 May 2014

Anglia Ruskin University

Chelmsford Campus


Room: SAWYERS 005

Deirdre O’Neill ( Film, Prisons, Social Class  and Radical Pedagogy: A Marxist Analysis

Ravi Kumar (South Asian University, New Delhi, India; Editor: Radical Notes) Marxism and Education: An Indian Perspective

Discussants: Gurnam Singh (Coventry University), Alpesh Maisuria (University of East London) and Dave Hill (AngliaRuskinUniversity)

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Critical Pedagogy

Critical Pedagogy



The Critical Pedagogy Podcasting Project was launched at a day seminar on 3rd July 2009 at Aston University, Birmingham, UK. The event was called ‘Podcasting Critical Pedagogy and Popular Education’.

See: for details on the development and history of this project. It is recommended that you check this out first, to see the organisational roots of the podcasts referred to below.

Gurnam Singh and colleagues at Coventry University developed a series of podcasts for the day seminar on 3rd July. These are:

‘Critical Pedagogy, Critical Theory and Critical Hope – Interview with Sarah Amsler’

‘Popular Education and Higher Education – Interview with Jim Crowther’

‘Indigenous Pedagogy – Interview with Michael Williams’

‘Critical Reflection and Critical Pedagogy – Interview with Philip Chambers’

‘Autonomist Marxism, Social Movements and Popular Education – Steve Wright’

‘The Neoliberal University, Critical Pedagogy and Popular Education – Part 1: Joyce Canaan’

‘The Neoliberal University, Critical Pedagogy and Popular Education – Part 2: Joyce Canaan’

‘The Workers Education Association and Popular or Informal Learning – Mogs Russell’

Gurnam Singh (Coventry University) is the Interviewer  

The podcasts are now available at:

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C-SAP Critical Pedagogy and Popular Education Special Interest Group


“Podcasting Critical Pedagogy and Popular Education”

Date: 3rd July 2009, 10:00 – 3:30.

Venue: Aston University, Main Building, Room 404C,

Aston Triangle, Birmingham, B4 2ET

The C-SAP – Critical Pedagogy/Popular Education Special Interest Group (SIG) seeks to hold a day seminar to expand upon ideas discussed at its 20 February 2009 event 

Whilst the prior event explored the relevance and importance of the bodies of ideas known as Critical Pedagogy and Popular Education for HE teachers and educators, the 3 July event seeks to take forward the discussion from that day with a slightly different focus.  In 2008 Dr Gurnam Singh, one of the members of the SIG, obtained funding from C-SAP to develop a series of podcasts on themes associated with Critical Pedagogy and Popular Education. Gurnam, with, support from other colleagues, has now completed a series of 8 podcasts that will provide the basis for the day’s activities. The day will be divided into two sessions, with the morning session bringing together as many as possible of those who participated in making the dialogical podcasts with Gurnam will discuss the significance of this process for themselves and the wider audience. The afternoon will focus on the work of the Critical Pedagogy and Popular Education SIG to both publicise the availability of the material on the C-SAP website and consider the wider issues raised by the podcasts.


 The programme of the day will be as follows:

10:00 Coffee and welcome

10:30 – 11:15 Overview of Podcasting Project: Gurnam Singh will offer a general overview of the project, what he sought to achieve and what came out of it.

11:15   – 12:30 Responses from Interviewees in which the issues raised within the interviews will be discussed.

12:30 – 1:30 Lunch

1:30 – 3:30 Developing and Extending the work of the Special Interest Group.

This discussion aims to respond to the prior event and is entitled, “We have the analysis, now what do we do with it?”

Much of what happens in academia concerns discussion and analysis of the current situation in which we find ourselves.  Whilst this is essential work, as Critical Pedagogy is not just a method but a practice, we also want to think about how we build a bridge between theory and practice, in other words how can Critical Pedagogy and Popular Education be used as means to facilitate real change in HE today. 

Cost and who can attend: The workshop is free for participants and places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. The event is primarily aimed at HE teachers and students.

If you would like to attend please contact Sarah Amsler:  

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Marxism and Education: Renewing Dialogues XII

From Critique to Contestation


A Day Seminar, 10.00– 4.30, Saturday July 4th 2009, Birmingham City University, Perry Barr, B42 2SU, Attwood Building, Room: 044

This is to announce: the 12th Marxism and Education: Renewing Dialogues (MERD) Seminar

We will be focusing upon: Current Issues in Marxist Education Research

We are pleased to confirm the following line-up of speakers:    
Andrea Beckmann, Charlie Cooper, Richard Hatcher, Ken Jones, and Gurnam Singh

More information on paper titles and details of the timetable will be sent to you in due course.

The seminar is free but places are limited.

To reserve a place and receive a numbered ticket, please contact Joyce Canaan at:  
A waiting list will come into operation when all the places have been allocated

Please forward this invite to those who may be interested

Convenors: Joyce Canaan and Richard Hatcher

The Marxism and Education: Renewing Dialogues (MERD) Seminars were founded by Tony Green (University of London, Institute of Education) and Glenn Rikowski in 2001. The first MERD Seminar was run at the Institute of Education in October 2002. For details on MERD Seminars 1-10, see:


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