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DISCOURSE, POWER & RESISTANCE IN EDUCATION NEWSLETTER – FEBRUARY 2014

DPR14 – Research and Practice: Exchange and Change

University of Greenwich, UK – 8-10 April, 2014
 
Is it time to remind ourselves what the conference is all about? Click here for the home page. That subtitle Exchange and Change could become a mantra: we exchange – that’s what conferences do, in coffee queues, lectures, presentations, workshops, and late into the small hours  – and change; we ourselves change; we change ourselves; we change one-another; we change the world…. The butterfly effect is good science.

There are just 67 days before the conference. This seems a long time; but the days will race by. Each year around this time the pace quickens as colleagues begin to realize it is time to send their abstracts, make their applications for funding to their institutions, apply for visas, book travel and accommodation, and prepare their presentations – papers, workshops, or posters. The second call for papers is 14 February – Valentine’s Day. As you sniff the bouquets that appear on your doorstep, adjust your bow tie and/or tiara and set out for romance, or, if you are in the UK, as you curl up before the fire to watch what the BBC rather discouragingly announces as highlights of today’s action from the Sochi Winter Olympics, which Team GB was hoping would bring medals, remind yourself that it is time to send your abstract. DPR does not do deadlines, seeing them as just as rigid, joyless and lifeless as they sound. Nevertheless, time is running out.

We have an outstanding and brilliant line up of keynote speakers this year: Richard Pring, then Stefan Collini, then Ivor Goodson. Details are posted on the web pages here, where you will see their pictures, brief biographies and the titles of their keynote presentations.

Just launched is a DPR blog, something we have been wanting for a while. The blog is in its infancy. We hope you will send your comments and your articles for inclusion, and that the blog will provide a forum for vigorous exchange and debate. Another innovation is the DPR Twitter site. Click, tweet, enjoy! We are grateful to John Blewitt for offering to look after the blog, and to James Duggan for taking care of Twitter.

I want to add an appeal which many of you will find familiar: please will you help us to spread the word about the conference? We rely on the goodwill of colleagues to send on information to their friends and colleagues, networks, institutions and mailing lists; perhaps also by using Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Academia Edu – etc. One reason that DPR has continued to grow is that colleagues have been willing to give time to this. We will be most grateful if you can help to make the conference known, by forwarding this link to the conference home page, where there are further links to all aspects of the conference.
 
We very much hope to see you at the conference.
With all best wishes
Jerome 
(Jerome Satterthwaite – on behalf of the DPR Management Team)
 
Note: Click here to read this newsletter via the DPR website style.

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Education Crisis

Education Crisis

THE SALE OF STUDENT LOANS: HOW DO WE STOP IT?

A Teach-in at the Houses of Parliament: ‘The sale of student loans…how do we stop it?’

Monday, January 13th 2014, 7pm
Details: http://andrewmcgettigan.org/2014/01/07/teach-in-at-the-house-of-commons-monday-13-january/
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‘The sale of student loans; the latest move turning first rate public universities into third rate private companies: How do we stop it?’

Speakers so far confirmed:

Stefan Collini, Professor of English at Cambridge and author of the ‘Sold Out’ article in the London Review of Books, 24th Oct 2013

Andrew McGettigan, author of The Great University Gamble: Money, Markets and the Future of Higher Education

Natalie Fenton – Professor of Media and Communications at Goldsmith and past president of the University and College Union

As the changes to university funding are advancing Collini argues that ” … the coalition government took the decisive steps in helping to turn some first rate universities into third rate companies. If you still think the time for criticism is over, perhaps you had better think again”.

The Higher Education Teach-In is your opportunity to hear and question the experts so then we can press the Coalition to think again.

*Entry via Cromwell Green Public Entrance – Please allow at least 15 minutes to clear security*

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Cold Hands & Quarter Moon, ‘Stagnant’ at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkP_Mi5ideo  

‘Cheerful Sin’ – a song by Victor Rikowski: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIbX5aKUjO8

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The Flow of Ideas: http://www.flowideas.co.uk

Rikowski Point: http://rikowskipoint.blogspot.com

Volumizer: http://glennrikowski.blogspot.com

Glenn Rikowski on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/glenn.rikowski

Online Publications at: http://www.flowideas.co.uk/?page=pub&sub=Online%20Publications%20Glenn%20Rikowski
Education Crisis

Education Crisis
Communisation

Communisation

DPR CONFERENCE NEWSLETTER – OCTOBER 2013

DISCOURSE, POWER AND RESISTANCE IN EDUCATION

DPR14Research and Practice: Exchange and Change
University of Greenwich, UK – 8-10 April, 2014

Dear Colleagues

The conference is taking shape. The first call for papers is 3 December 2013; but abstracts are already coming in. Click here to see the abstracts already accepted, and here for the symposia proposed so far. DPR is democractic; and the conference reflects this, taking shape and developing its agenda as colleagues discuss ideas and as proposals come in. We strongly encourage you to get involved at this early stage by sending in proposals for papers, workshops, posters, exhibition work or performance relating to the issues around exchange and change. Help to shape the conference agenda.

Recently I asked colleagues what DPR meant to them. DPR conferences have been held each year since 2002, a book series has widely published conference themes and issues, for the last five years the journal Power and Education has extended the discussion, and an international network is growing as DPR colleagues work together and share ideas. What is this all about, and why does it matter? Here are some of the answers colleagues gave me:

  • DPR is a space for rebellious thinking and a master class in theory and philosophy around contemporary culture and education
  • DPR is a stimulating environment to be immersed in
  • DPR is a seed bank – a nuclear bunker – where ideas, values, practices, things that really matter can be kept safely alive until the sickness of neoliberalism has gone by
  • DPR is not elitist: it’s a good place to be for researchers and practitioners new and old
  • DPR is serious, but it’s extraordinarily friendly and invigorating.

 

Here is a quote from the flyer for DPR14: “DPR is political because teaching, learning and research are political: social justice requires that new understandings lead to action. DPR14 sets out to understand and to share the huge diversity of insights that only a truly international conference can bring together; to take courage, with a view to making things change.”

The DPR website has been updated. We hope it will be easy to use and a quick way to find out everything you need to know about the conference, the venue, travel, accommodation, registration and fees. Further information is being added regularly so please keep browsing the site.

Two news items:

1.       Pat Sikes has asked me to circulate information about the 2014 Qualitative Book of the Year Award: Call for Nominations. (Deadline: November 15, 2013). Click here to find out more.
2.       Dorit Kedar has sent information about the publication of her major project: The Book of Inter-religious Peace in Word and Image. Click here to read more.

Please will you help to spread the word about the conference by forwarding this Newsletter to colleagues, networks and institutions you think may be interested. Please contact me if there is any further information you would like, or to discuss a possible contribution to the conference.

With all best wishes
Jerome  (Jerome Satterthwaite – on behalf of the DPR Management Team)

STOP PRESS: Stefan Collini – author of What Are Universities For? (Penguin, 2012) has agreed to be a keynote speaker. For a foretaste of his brilliant wit and comprehensive understanding of contemporary Higher Education, read his Sold Out in the London Review of Books, 24 October 2013.

Note: Click here to read this newsletter via the DPR website.

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Cold Hands & Quarter Moon, ‘Stagnant’ at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkP_Mi5ideo

‘Cheerful Sin’ – a song by Victor Rikowski: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIbX5aKUjO8

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The Flow of Ideas: http://www.flowideas.co.uk

Rikowski Point: http://rikowskipoint.blogspot.com

Volumizer: http://glennrikowski.blogspot.com

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Online Publications at: http://www.flowideas.co.uk/?page=pub&sub=Online%20Publications%20Glenn%20Rikowski

Universities

Universities

WHAT IS HIGHER EDUCATION FOR?

SRHE Annual Research Conference 12-14 December 2012

SRHE Newer Researchers Conference 11 December 2012

CALL FOR PAPERS AND CONFERENCE REGISTRATION

What is Higher Education for? Shared and Contested Ambitions

Celtic Manor, Newport in South Wales, United Kingdom

 

Dear Colleagues

The Society warmly invites contributions for its Annual Research Conference 2012.

Call for Papers available to download now at this link: SRHE Conference 2012 Call for Papers download

The Conference welcomes papers relating to further, higher, undergraduate, postgraduate and professional education in a wide range of research domains.

The Society’s Annual Conference is a truly international event bringing together delegates and contributors from over 40 countries. We hope researchers and scholars from the many forms of higher education globally and in the UK will contribute to this Conference, stimulating international debate on the way in which higher education is responding to economic, social and political and cultural pressures and both re-defining and re-asserting its nature and purpose. As higher education researchers, we aim to provide significant, meaningful research insights and knowledge to inform and guide universities, governments and societies.

This year’s conference will examine many perspectives on the role and value of higher education and explore ways in which research into higher education can support and strengthen shared ambitions and illuminate contested ones by taking a broad and multi-faceted view of the nature and purposes of higher education.

The SRHE Annual Conference provides a major platform for the presentation and sharing of research in every aspect of higher education and is a highly participative event, offering a range of plenaries and smaller discussion groups and seminars.

You are invited to contribute to this debate in a variety of ways: by presenting a paper, sharing in a symposium, including work of a conceptual or theoretical nature, or organising a round table on any aspect of this year’s theme or your own research interests. Empirical and scholarly research from a wide range of perspectives is welcome. Registrations from delegates not presenting work this year are warmly welcomed.

The deadline for submission of proposals is Friday 29 June 2012

This timetable will enable all submitting authors to receive early notification of papers accepted and take full advantage of early booking discounts.

We look forward once again to receiving your proposals and to another very successful conference at the Celtic Manor Resort in Newport, Wales, UK and I encourage you to submit your work and register for the conference as soon as possible.

Registration by 30 September 2012 will guarantee accommodation at the world famous Celtic Manor resort (rather than adjacent hotels) and attracts important early registration discounts. 

You will find all the information you need on making a submission on the Conference website: http://www.srhe.ac.uk/conference2012

Conference registration is now open.

If you have any additional enquiries or any difficulty accessing the Call for papers please email the Society at srheconferenceteam@srhe.ac.uk

We hope that you will contribute a paper and participate in this conference and look forward to seeing you in December 2012.

SRHE Newer Researchers’ Conference 11 December 2012

The SRHE Newer Researchers’ Conference on the same theme will take place at the Celtic Manor one day in advance of the Annual Research Conference.

This is an excellent event for postgraduate students and newer researchers, providing the opportunity to present research work in a nurturing environment and participate in a number of seminars and discussions. The Call for Papers for this Conference will be issued shortly and the timetable for submissions and registration are later for this smaller conference.

The SRHE Annual Conference is the largest UK based higher education research conference. Do please help us continue to extend the reach of this conference by forwarding this email to relevant colleagues and organisations.

Kind regards

Helen Perkins, Director, Society for Research into Higher Education

Further Information

For all abstract submissions, conference registrations, further information and updates on the Conference please access the Conference website at: http://www.srhe.ac.uk/conference2012

If you require any further information or assistance, please contact the SRHE Conference Team:

Email: srheconferenceteam@srhe.ac.uk

Conference Director: Helen Perkins Director, SRHE

Conference Organiser: Francois Smit, fsmit@srhe.ac.uk

Society for Research into Higher Education, 73 Collier Street, London N1 9BE, Tel +44 (0) 20 7427 2350, Fax +44 (0) 20 7278 1135, http://www.srhe.ac.uk

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