Skip navigation

Tag Archives: Teacher Professionalism

Education Crisis



Time: Saturday, 8 December 2012 10:00 – 16:00 GMT
Location: Congress House

Great Russell Street

London WC1B 3LS

Website for the Conference:

Following the success of last year’s Compass Education Conference you are warmly invited to this year’s event on Saturday 8 December at Congress House, Great Russell Street, London, WC1 from 10am-4pm.

The day will be packed with presentations, participation and will include sessions with key thinkers and doers including Jon Cruddas (MP) and Dr Mary Bousted (General Secretary of ATL).

Additionally, the event will provide the necessary space to debate, discuss and learn how we can apply the values of a Good Society into a new education strategy for a more equal, sustainable and democratic world.

Some of the exciting workshops include:

* Education for democracy

* Wellbeing and education

* Education and a sustainable society

* Higher and Further Education as a unified system

* Democratic governance at the local level

* Professionalism empowering teachers and lecturers

Speakers include:

Jon Cruddas MP

Dr Mary Bousted (ATL)

Toni Pearce (NUS)

Mervyn Wilson (Co-opCollege)

Eddie Playfair (NewhamCollege)

Kathy Baker (Ex – General Teaching council)

Richard Pring (Author)

Ann Hodgson (Institute of Education)

Dan Taubman (UCU)

Marilyn Harrop (NUT)

The day will provide a space for your input into a second major Compass publication on radical approaches to education – bringing together activists, students, academics and lovers of education to think and do education differently.

We look forward to seeing you at what is bound to be a very special event. Please fill in the details as given in our website to reserve your place:

Tickets are £5 for those who are unwaged and on low wages to cover costs for the event. For those who earn more, we suggest £15 a ticket as this makes it possible for the event to be accessible to more people and provide a concessionary rate. If you can spare anymore, please click here. We really appreciate your generosity.


‘Human Herbs’ – a new remix and new video by Cold Hands & Quarter Moon:

‘The Lamb’ by William Blake – set to music by Victor Rikowski:

Posted here by Glenn Rikowski

The Flow of Ideas:

Online Publications at:

Glenn Rikowski’s paper, Critical Pedagogy and the Constitution of Capitalist Society has been published at Heathwood Press as a Monthly Guest Article for September 2012, online at:

Heathwood Press:

Education and Capitalism

Centre for Educational Research (CER) Annual Conference

Issues in Professionalism

Tuesday 5th July 2011   13.00 – 17.30,

Universityof Derby

What does it mean to be a ‘professional’ today? Is it to be compliant and regulated or is it still possible to be an autonomous professional, whatever your discipline is? The idea of a ‘new’ professionalism is increasingly discussed but the meaning of professionalism is now uncertain.

The conference will open with a Keynote Speech by Gary McCulloch, the Brian Simon Professor of History of Education at the Institute of Education, University of London, who will place professionalism in its historical context. Various issues in professionalism will then be examined in a series of workshops and the day will end with a panel debate around the question “What does ‘professionalism’ mean today?”

Register on line:

The conference is open to all academic or administrative staff, postgraduate students at the University of Derby, teachers who are research associates and external delegates.

External Bookings cost £25.


12.00 Registration and Buffet Lunch (in the Atrium,UniversityofDerby,Kedleston RoadCampus)

13.00 Keynote Speaker:  Professor Gary McCulloch

14.30 Workshops on a variety of topics related to professionalism such as the student as consumer, academic freedom, the return of professional knowledge, the new regulatory professionalism and a special workshop for the Teacher Research Associates Network (TRAN) facilitated by Dr Des Hewitt.

16.00 Coffee and Tea

16.30 SCETT Panel Debate “What does professionalism mean today?”  Speakers include: Siôn Humphreys (SCETT Chair, & NAHT); Rania Hafez (SCETT Vice-Chair, & Muslim Women in Education); Toby Marshall (SCETT & Havering College of FHE); Brian Cookson (SCETT Treasurer & NASUWT National Treasurer); Professor Dennis Hayes (SCETT Hon Sec & University of Derby).

The debate is sponsored by the Standing Committee for the Education and Training of Teachers (SCETT):

Posted here by Glenn Rikowski

The Flow of Ideas: