Teacher Educators working with diverse groups of learners in the digital age
Date: 17 October 2011
Venue: University of Wolverhampton
Fee: Free to attend (but spaces are limited).
This event will draw upon cross phase examples (Primary, Secondary and Post Compulsory ITE). Practitioners and researchers from the field will offer thought provoking contexts for the workshop which is intended to be an opportunity for networking and discussion.
Confirmed speakers so far:
Moira Savage, Senior Lecturer in Primary Initial Teacher Training at University of Worcester, Institute of Education e-learning Co-ordinator
Kathy Wright, Discipline Lead for Education at the Higher Education Academy
Graham Lowe, Senior Lecturer in Primary Science Education, Birmingham City University
Julie Hughes, Head of Department and the PCE Partnership at the University of Wolverhampton, HEA National Teaching Fellow
Allen Crawford-Thomas eLearning Advisor, West Midlands Regional Support Centre JISC
This event is for both the novice as well as the more experienced practitioner.
Registration is now open and spaces are limited. To register for free please visit http://escalate.ac.uk/8420
CALL FOR PAPERS – EDUCATION STREAM – BSA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2012
** DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS 7TH OCTOBER **
The Education stream has recently been one of, if not the, largest at conference in terms of the numbers of abstracts submitted and sessions running. In 2011 we accepted enough abstracts for a stream event in every session of conference, and had parallel streams on two of the three days. Both delegate attendance and quality of the sessions were impressively high throughout.
We anticipate the sociology of education having a very high profile again next year; our stream plenary will be on Education and Social Mobility in an Age of Austerity and we are planning to have a social event sponsored by the British Journal of Sociology of Education.
Education Study Group co-convenors David Mellor and Richard Waller would like you to participate next year and encourage you to submit abstracts for the 2012 conference on any phase or aspect of Education that you might currently be working on.
Offers of individual papers and workshops are welcome, whether in the traditional format or something more ‘experimental’. Symposia around particular themes or specific projects would be very welcome too. Please contact the stream convenors if you would like to discuss any ideas.
For details on how to submit your abstract, see:
The deadline for submission of abstracts is 7th October 2011.
For further information:
Dr Richard Waller, UWE Bristol [firstname.lastname@example.org], or
Dr David Mellor, University of Bristol [email@example.com]
Alternatively, visit the conference website: www.britsoc.co.uk/events/conference.html
INTERNATIONAL SOCIOLOGY OF EDUCATION CONFERENCE
4th to 6th November 2011, London
Dr Azreem Badroodien (South Africa)
Dr John Beck (UK)
Professor Xavier Bonal (Spain)
Dr. Naomi Hodgson (UK)
Dr. Kate Hoskins (UK)
Professor Jack Keating (Australia)
Dr. Terri Kim (UK)
Dr. Antonia Kupfer (USA)
Dr. Elizabeth Rata (New Zealand)
Dr. Julia Resnik (Israel)
Dr. Philippe Vitale (France)
Professor Michael Young (UK)
Conference venue: The Royal Foundation of St Katharine, 2 Butcher Row, London, E14 8DS.
For further information contact Professor Suzy Harris, firstname.lastname@example.org
Conference booking details can be obtained from Mrs Helen Oliver, School of Education, University of Sheffield 388 Glossop Road, SHEFFIELD S10 2JA, UK [email@example.com]
Early booking is essential if you wish to attend the conference
BSA Regional Postgraduate Day School Event 2011
Higher Education in the Liquid Modern Era: Swirling Down the Drain?
The Bauman Institute, University of Leeds Friday 9 September, 2011
The metaphor of liquidity is used in Zygmunt Bauman’s work to represent the loss of security felt as more the ‘solid’ institutions and ‘traditional’ patterns of social relations of modernity break down/dissolve in the contemporary world. A striking example of this can be found to exist in the situation facing contemporary participants – students, teachers and researchers – in higher education (HE), especially those working in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. The ‘traditional’ pursuits of academia are being increasingly undermined by changes which are aimed at subordinating free enquiry to the shifting demands of the marketplace. The proposed changes to HE funding outlined by the current UK coalition government seem likely to further exacerbate the tendency towards instrumentalism in HE, while simultaneously destabilizing employment in both the knowledge and the culture industries in the UK for many years to come. In light of these recent proposals, and the likely assault on non-STEM subjects that will ensue, we feel that it would be productive to consider as postgraduate students the likely landscape which we are about to enter. We aim to do this by drawing on Bauman, who has written and recently lectured on the role of sociologists and higher education in contemporary society (‘Education in Liquid Modernity’, 2005; Sociology – Whence and Whither?: Speech from the Bauman Institute Launch Conference, 2010), as well as others, in order to produce a written statement in defence of social science. Whilst this will be a collaborative effort, with input predominantly from sociology postgraduates, we envisage inviting a small number of postgraduates and academics from other disciplines to contribute their ideas and efforts. Through this, we suggest that a more comprehensive understanding of the common problems facing those across the social sciences, at different stages in their academic lives, can help us to produce a justification of sociology’s continuing value and importance beyond narrow, mechanistic definitions of ‘impact’. The aim of the event is to provide a space for postgraduate social scientists to engage in critical reflection on the proposed changes to higher education funding in the UK and their implications for our so-called ‘knowledge’ society, particularly through drawing on the insights provided in the work of Zygmunt Bauman on the insecurities and uncertainties of life in liquid modern times. The event will consist of a mix of papers from postgraduate students, three keynote speakers, panel discussion, and collaborative workshop sessions. Postgraduate students will receive first preference for places.
Registration fees: BSA Members: Free Non-members: £25
Hello to everyone,
As we say goodbye to the summer and welcome the arrival of a new academic year, regular socofed posts will be with you once again. Please get in touch with us if you have any events, news or publications that you’d like to share, or if you have an article that you’d like us to post here.
David and Richard