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Public Lecture: Education for Social Justice

Event Details
Tim Winton Theatre, Curtin University Perth
13 February 2020 2:00 pm 3:00 pm

Presented by Professor Sue Ellis, Co-Director, Centre for Education and Social Policy, University of Strathclyde.

The NCSEHE is partnering with Curtin University School of Education, Centre for Aboriginal Studies and the Centre for Human Rights Education to welcome Professor Sue Ellis for a public lecture on 13 February 2020.


Professor Sue Ellis is co-author of the influential Joseph Rowntree Foundation report on Closing The Attainment Gap In Scottish Education.

Her work begins with literacy as social practice, recognising that families and communities are the first shapers of learning. Learning is not a linear process but schools often treat it as such, which can negatively impact students, depending on what is familiar/unfamiliar to them. Therefore, bridge-building with community is an essential component of educators’ work.

In this lecture, Professor Ellis will draw on her work with teachers and communities in some of Scotland’s most deprived areas to explore how the coordination of policy, practice and pedagogy can make a profound difference to the educational achievement of students in communities that are traditionally not noted for academic success.

This lecture will be relevant to anyone who is concerned about social justice and equity.


This is a free event but places are limited so registration is essential:

Please RSVP your attendance by 10 February 2020.

If you have any special requirements to enable you to participate at this event please advise when you RSVP. We will contact you to provide assistance.

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Posted 30 January 2020