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Critical Education / Education is Critical

Critical Education / Education is Critical

EPISTEMIC ACCESS, POWERFUL KNOWLEDGE AND THE ROLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION POLICY

SRHE Events

Date – 5th February 2014, 4-6.30pm

Venue – London Metropolitan University, 166-220 Holloway Road, London, N7 8DB

Society for Research into Higher Education

Higher Education Policy Network

What do we mean by ‘epistemic access’? How important is access to ‘powerful knowledge’ in the context of policies to widen participation, enhance graduate employment and increase social mobility?

This seminar will explore these issues.

SPEAKERS:

Professor Sue Clegg, Leeds Metropolitan University: ‘Employability, social mobility, and epistemic access’

In a context in which the linkage between graduate employment and social mobility has been challenged and employability curricula are deemed necessary to enhance students’ skills,  Prof. Clegg will explore the relationship between national and institutional policies, curriculum, and powerful knowledge in considering the implications for social and epistemic access.

Professor Michael Young, Institute of Education:  ‘From access to epistemic access and why it matters’

Noting the pressures in South Africa to ‘open access’ to the historically excluded majority, Prof. Young considers what might be meant by access, and considers ‘access to what?’. He argues for the need to extend the distinction between ‘formal’ and ‘epistemic’ access to also include ‘epistemological’ access to reflect on wider debates about knowledge and the curriculum.

Tea and coffee will be available at 4.00pm and the event will start at 4.15. After each paper there will be time for questions and discussion, followed by an opportunity to discuss issues raised in both papers over a glass of wine or juice.

For further details about the Higher Education Policy Network, please contact the network convenor, Professor Carole Leathwood, Institute for Policy Studies in Education, LondonMetropolitanUniversity, c.leathwood@londonmet.ac.uk

Note: Unless otherwise stated SRHE events are free to members, there is a charge of £45 for non-members

Reserve a place: http://www.srhe.ac.uk/events/

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Brian Simon

BRIAN SIMON MEMORIAL LECTURE 2012

You are warmly invited to the

BRIAN SIMON MEMORIAL LECTURE 2012

Education as Reconstruction: Another Way of Looking at Primary Education
MICHAEL ARMSTRONG

Clarke Hall, Institute of Education, University of London
Saturday 24th November 2012, 2.15 pm – 4.00 pm
FREE ADMISSION (no pre-registration, just turn up on the day)

Michael Armstrong was one of the co-authors of Children, Their World, Their Education, the final report of the The Cambridge Primary Review, and in particular of the chapters on the values and aims of primary education. In his lecture Michael will argue that the apparently triumphant standards agenda fails to recognise or to promote children’s distinctive powers of thought and action and is a betrayal of their intellectual needs and interests. He calls for a radically alternative approach to primary education, founded on the centrality of the imagination and he demonstrates the creativity that lies at the heart of learning by means of an extended example of one six-year-old child’s entry into the world of literature.

Michael began his long teaching career at Wandsworth Comprehensive School, London, in 1959. From 1964 to 1970 he was a research officer, first at the Institute of Community Studies, where he worked with Michael Young, with whom he wrote New Look at Comprehensive Schools (1964), and later at the Nuffield Foundation Resources for Learning Project, directed by Tim McMullen. He returned to the classroom in 1970 as a teacher at the radical Leicestershire Upper School, Countesthorpe College. In 1976 he left Countesthorpe in order to carry out research and to teach at Sherard Primary School in Melton Mowbray. During this time he wrote his first book, Closely Observed Children: the diary of a primary classroom. In 1981 he became headteacher of Harwell Primary School in Oxfordshire, where he remained until his retirement in 1999. Since 1986 he has also taught each summer on the MA summer programme of the Bread Loaf School of English, Middlebury College, Vermont, USA, as a visiting Professor of English. Since his retirement from Harwell in 1999 he has continued to write, lecture and carry out research into children’s learning, both in England and in the USA where he still teaches every summer. His second book, Children Writing Stories was published in 2006 and a collection of essays entitled What Children Know: essays on children’s literary and visual art, came out in 2011. Michael joined the Editorial Board of FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education (www.wwwords.co.uk/FORUM) in 1964 and has been Chairperson of the Editorial Board since 1994.

 

An A4 ‘poster’ can be downloaded here.

 

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Knowledge

Knowledge

STRUCTURING KNOWLEDGE: NEW VISIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION

Structuring knowledge: New visions of higher education

Monday 25th and Tuesday 26th June 2012

Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford.

 

We have managed to secure some additional places for this event. Please register as soon as possible if you wish to attend.

This year the Higher Education Theory Group Symposium focuses on the topic of knowledge, specifically on the structuring of knowledge within contemporary higher education. It will also explore the ways in which different disciplines construct knowledge nowadays and the shift of traditional disciplinary boundaries, particularly within the context of open knowledge and interdisciplinary environments.

 

Keynote Speakers:

Ron Barnett: Emeritus Professor of Higher Education, Institute of Education, University of London

Tina Besley: Professor, Policy, Cultural and Social Studies in Education, University ofWaikato

Gert Biesta: Professor of Education, University ofStirling

Michael Peters: Professor Emeritus ,University of Illinoisand Professor, Policy, Cultural and Social Studies in Education, University of Waikato

Michael Young: Professor of Education, Institute of Education, University of London

 

The symposium will examine a number of discussion points which are set out on our webpage.There will be contributions from keynote speakers and opportunity for extensive plenary discussions on the issues raised. The overall aim of the symposium is to explore different perspectives and open up theoretical, methodological and pedagogical questions for debate. The main speakers will each produce a short synopsis of their contribution for participants to consider in advance of the seminar. It is intended to prepare a book for publication based on the seminar proceedings. The symposium will be of interest to a wide range of practitioners drawn from all disciplines and institutions: academics, research students, undergraduates and administrative personnel.

Cost: £168 members, £198 non-members (until 22 May); £200 members, £237 non-members (after 22 May)  

The cost covers 1 night’s accommodation at LMH and dinner on 25th June, tea coffee lunch on both days.

To register please visit http://www.srhe.ac.uk/events/

If you have any queries please contact me at fsmit@srhe.ac.uk     

 

Yours sincerely

Francois Smit, SRHE Event Manager, Society for Research into Higher Education, 73 Collier Street, London N1 9BE, Telephone 0207 427 2350, Fax number 0207 278 1135, srheoffice@srhe.ac.uk, http://www.srhe.ac.uk

 

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