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Collective Praxis: a Forum on the Writing Program for Equity & Widening Participation Practitioners

Event Details
NeW Space - University of Newcastle Cnr Auckland & Hunter Street Newcastle, NSW 2300
22 August 2019 12:00 pm

This forum will highlight the work developed through the national Writing Program for Equity & Widening Participation Practitioners developed by the Centre of Excellence for Equity in Higher Education. The event will provide space and time for practitioners to share reflections on how engaging with the research process provides a critical space to engage with what equity means in a changing higher education landscape.

The forum will commence with the two keynote addresses: Creating Time for Change through Praxis-based Pedagogical Methodologies – Professor Penny Jane Burke & The Role of Equity in the Interconnected World -Professor John Fischetti. This will be followed by a series of panel discussions and exchanges to explore the issues raised in the keynotes. The afternoon will conclude with an opportunity to view the research posters developed through the program, along with informal sharing of practice and networking.

The National Writing Program commenced in 2017, bringing participants together across research, policy and practice to generate rich, shared pedagogical re-search spaces of communities of praxis. The program aims to break down problematic divisions that legitimise some bodies of people and bodies of knowledge and not others by working across research-evaluation-theory-policy-practice and holding these together in reciprocal and ethical frameworks of collaborative exchange.

The Program nurtures and celebrates the important relationship between equity theory and practice, raising the profile of robust research and evaluation of widening participation practice nationally and internationally.

This is a free event sponsored by the University of Newcastle, but pre-registration is required.

Register online here.

Posted 4 July 2019