The Re-imagining Education for Democracy Summit
The University of Southern Queensland, Springfield Campus.
13 November 2017 - 15 November 2017
The Re-imagining Education for Democracy Summit will be held from 13 – 15 November at the University of Southern Queensland, Springfield Campus.
With 5 keynote speakers, a free public lecture, pedagogy in the pub, and over 80 symposia, panels, workshops, and research papers in the program, the Re-imagining Education for Democracy Summit is going to be loaded with great presentations, sharing of ideas and generating important discussion.
Contemporary education research, policy and practice are complex and challenging. The political struggle over what constitutes curriculum and pedagogy in Australia is framed by quasi-markets and technocratic models of education, where issues of equity, access, fairness and social justice are replaced by an increasing emphasis on standardised testing, teacher quality and comparisons of school performance. This summit takes up the unfinished project of critical pedagogy as resistance to the de-democratisation of education and growing levels of social and educational inequality. Where are the spaces for change and articulating hopeful alternatives? How might we imagine and produce different futures? What are the opportunities for affirmative interference and how could we produce a more sustainable re-imagining and re-doing of the critical project of education?
More details can be found here.