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Friday 23 March to Sunday 25 March 2018
New College, Oxford

 

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 Programme

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FRIDAY 23 MARCH

13.00 Pre-conference Workshop for Graduate Students
(Please note: you must be a student to attend this workshop and you will need to register in advance. There is no additional charge.)
Beyond the PhD - What next? STEVE BRAMALL and EMMA WILLIAMS 

14.00 Conference Registration open
[Old Bursary]

15.45 Tea

CALLED POSTER SESSION - open to all
Authors of called posters will be available to discuss their work

  • A review of the contemporary literature regarding education and globalisation; exploring the learning paradox, in the context of semiotic mediation, and the multicultural classroom  ELLY TAI
  • General Relativity in Upper Secondary School: How Philosophy of Science Can Inform Physics Education of the 21st century  MAGDALENA KERSTING
  • What is cognitive perspective and what should educators do about it?  JANE GATLEY
  • What is Safe about 'Safe Spaces'?  ALICE MONYPENNY
  • The Dystopia of Parenting  PAMELA BUTLER
  • The Poetry Class: overcoming inexpresiveness  SOJIN LEE
  • History and Philosohy of Science in the Cultural Context  VIACHESLAV KUDASHOV
  • 'Getting the Feel' in the Wooden Boat Workshop  TOM MARTIN
  • Messing About with Models: Rethinking Educational Experience in a Technological Age  BOB COULTER
  • The meaning of democracy in Dutch educational practice  SARO LOZANO PARRA
  • Towards an Externalist Theory of Science Education  PEDRO J. SANCHEZ GOMEZ

16.45 Invited Speaker
Reframing Campus Free Speech Debates SIGAL BEN-PORATH, University of Pennsylvania
Chair: Pádraig Hogan

18.30 Drinks Reception

19.00 Wiley Conference Dinner
Our continuing thanks to Wiley for sponsoring this evening’s dinner

20.15-21.45 PARALLEL SESSIONS I


The Issue of "Radical Otherness" in Contemporary Theories of Democracy and Citizenship Education ANNIINA LEIVISKÄ
Political Judgment and the Veil of Ignorance PRAKASH IYER

B (SYMPOSIUM)
Impossible education? - Inevitable failure, technological promises and the question of responsibility SEVERIN SALES RÖDEL, NELE KUHLMANN AND MARTIN KARCHER


Wittgenstein’s tribunal: Countering Friesen’s indictment of ‘training’ as Abrichtung JEFF STICKNEY
Learning and Wittgenstein's Conception of the Imagination SUZY HARRIS

D (WORKSHOPS)
Serious Games and Social Challenges MAGEN INON
Philosophy of Education and Community Learning CARRIE WINSTANLEY, GRAEME TIFFANY
Between the public and the private: Justification of school education in liberal society TARNA KANNISTO


Situated Autonomy and the Detached Common School KEVIN MOTT-THORNTON
Should Education Be Transformative? DOUGLAS YACEK

F
Educational justice and transnational migration KRASSIMIR STOJANOV
Justice and Justification HARVEY SIEGEL

21.45 Bar open

SATURDAY 24 MARCH

09.00-10.30 PARALLEL SESSIONS II


Education and Non-Domination; The Erasure of the Radical Tradition JUDITH SUISSA
Direction and Dialogue: The Role of Virtue, Utopia, and Criticality in Freire's Educational Thought DREW CHAMBERS


Character education and the priority of recognition AGNIESZKA BATES
How can schools foster practical wisdom as described by Aristotle? ATLI HARÕARSON

C
Socrates' Theory of Moral Education MARK E JONAS
What Can We Learn from Plato About Intellectual Character Education ALKIS KOTSONIS

D (SYMPOSIUM)

Apprenticeship and Teacher Education CHRISTOPHER WINCH, JANET ORCHARD, CARRIE WINSTANLEY, PAUL STANDISH, DINA KUHLEE


A theologically based argument for non-confessional Religious Education in Catholic schools SEAN WHITTLE
Education, queer theology, and spiritual development: Disrupting heteronormativity for inclusion in faith schools SEAN HENRY


What do we learn from a close reading of literature? JON PHELAN
What can the educationalist learn from film? ALEXIS GIBBS

10.30 Coffee

11.00 Invited Speaker
Weighing Harms MICHAEL MERRY, University of Amsterdam

12.45 Lunch

14.00 -15.00 Race and Ethnicity Committee Meeting
There will be an open meeting of the Race and Ethnicity Committee from 2.00 - 3.00 in Lecture Room 6. All delegates who support the aims of the committee are welcome to attend.

14.00 -15.00 Book Launch
Launch of the Bloomsbury Philosophy of Education Book Series at the Bloomsbury book stand (with wine and nibbles!)

15.00-16.30 PARALLEL SESSIONS III


The child, the educator, and the world ANDERS SCHINKEL
The 'crisis in education': modernity, counter-modernity and enchantment SHARON JESSOP


Education for Autonomy and the Justification of Democratic Toleration JOHANNES DRERUP
From Shared Fate to Shared Fates: Citizenship and Multiculturalism in Education CONG LIN, LIZ JACKSON

C (SYMPOSIUM)
Sensuous Pedagogy: Explorations in Aesthetics, Embodiment and Education SHARON TODD, MARIT HONERØD HOVEID, STIG SKOV MORTENSEN, NANCY VANSIELEGHEM


The Significance of Myth for Environmental Education MATTHEW FARRELLY
Embracing a Narrative Framework: The Value of Lived and Told Stories for Cosmopolitan Educators ABDULLA OMAIGAN


Thinking in nearness: seven steps on the way to a Heideggerian approach to directness and indirectness in education SO YOUNG LEE
Wait without Hope: Fantasy, Illumination, and Readiness for Thought CHIEN-YA SUN


Working Through the Past to Reawaken the Student's Critical Autonomy: Adorno, Hamilton, and Carlyle RALPH JESSOP
Education, Autonomy, and the Social in Murdoch and McDowell LESLEY JAMIESON

16.30 Tea

17.00-18.30 PARALLEL SESSIONS IV


Text and meaning in educational research RICHARD SMITH
How the Laws of Education Lie MIKKEL VEMBYE, HANS SIGGAARD JENSEN


Habituation and Familial Love in Plato's Theory of Moral Education YOSHIAKI NAKAZAWA
On the educational implications of Kant's transcendental theory of moral judgement and moral worth of character WALTER OKSHEVSKY

C (WORKSHOPS)
Can we think (about) Teaching? SIMONE GALEA
On peer review as the ‘gold standard’ in measuring research excellence: from secrecy to openness? NICKI HEDGE, PENNY ENSLIN
The boundary between philosophical and empirical educational research ANDREW STABLES


Is Knowledge Insertion Desirable? JOHN TILLSON
Should school students be encouraged to do their best? JOHN WHITE


Getting "the knack": Education as formation in Hunt for the Wilderpeople JOHAN DAHLBECK, PETER LILJA
Positive Ignorance: Philosophy of Education in Question EMILE BOJESEN


Free Schools and the "Intrinsic Value" of Choice: a Conceptual Framework to Understand the Notion of Autonomy in Education Policy IRENE BUCELLI
There is Will to Power in the margins: challenging the nihilistic technicist language in education MARINETE ARAUJO DA SILVA FOBISTER

18.45-19.45 AGM

20.00 Conference Dinner

21.30 Join in the singing in the Long Room followed by a party in the North Undercroft. Quieter areas available in the Bar and JCR.

SUNDAY 25 MARCH

08.30 Breakfast

09.30-11.00 PARALLEL SESSIONS V

A (SYMPOSIUM)
A Theory of Moral Education DAVID ALDRIDGE, MICHAEL HAND, DORET DE RUYTER, JOHN TILLSON

B (WORKSHOPS)
‘She looked at me as if I just wasn’t there.’ Inclusion, exclusion and the ethical responsibility in education DIANA MURDOCH
Exploring the Ethical Environment in Higher Education MARY RICHARDSON, MARY HEALY
Student-academic interactions as 'customer relations': rethinking possibilities for the 'I-Thou' in Higher Education CLAIRE SKEA


Anxiety of Performativity and Anxiety of Performance: Self-Evaluation as Bad Faith ALISON BRADY
Learning from disequilibrium, Educating the feminine voice in philosophy NAOKO SAITO


Thinking in Relationship: A Philosophical Idea and a Practical Educational Model CAROLINE WILSON
Experiment and Tradition in the Creative Writing Classroom OLIVER BELAS

11.00 Coffee

11.30 Invited Speakers - Plenary Symposium

Inclusion and Exclusion in Educational Experience You are not like us: On teacher exclusion, perception and a re-imagined human consciousness NURAAN DAVIDS, University of Stellenbosch

Reflections on the inclusion/exclusion experiences of young people 'with' social, emotional and behavioural difficulties (SEBD). GALE MCLEOD, University of Edinburgh

Redirecting our gaze: Inclusion for the Future or inclusion as a pedagogical experience in the present MORTEN KORSGAARD, Malmö University/STIG SKOV MORTENSEN, Association of Folk High Schools in Denmark

13.00 Lunch

Speakers

Keynote speakers:

  • Prof Sigal Ben-Porath, University of Pennsylvania
  • Prof Michael Merry, University of Amsterdam

Plenary Symposium: Inclusion and Exclusion in Educational Experience

  • Prof Nuraan Davids, University of Stellenbosch
  • Dr Gale McLeod, University of Edinburgh
  • Dr Morten Korsgaard, Malmö University/Stig Skov Mortensen, Association of Folk High Schools in Denmark

Pre-conference Workshop: Beyond the PhD - What next?

  • Steve Bramall and Emma Williams

Accessibility at New College

PESGB welcomes all participants including those with disabilities. New College Oxford has recently undergone extensive renovation to make it a more accessible venue. Accessibility includes:

  • Lift to the Dining Hall (used for meals); additionally, bench seating in the Dining Hall has largely been replaced with chairs
  • Ramp to the North Undercroft giving access to the Upper Bar; conference party will now be held in the North Undercroft
  • Coffee-break room and poster displays fully accessible
  • Accessible rooms used for pre-conference postgraduate student seminar and society AGM
  • Accessible toilets under Dining Hall and in the Long Room
  • Refrigerators in every bedroom - if a fridge is important for you it is best to let the organizers know beforehand using email below
  • Fully Accessible en suite bedroom (twin) - further rooms under development for 2019.
  • Several further ground floor rooms (no lift access over small steps etc. so not fully accessible)
  • Keynote lectures in accessible Holywell Music Room (including accessible toilets). There is also a hearing loop – please ask for more information.
  • Several of the rooms used for paper and seminar presentation accessible. In addition, papers presentations and seminars in inaccessible rooms can be viewed via Skype links which can be set up in an accessible room on request

If you have any questions about these facilities or want to discuss your individual accessibility requirements please do not hesitate to contact the conference team at pesgb@sasevents.co.uk.

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