The Transformation of Higher Education: Acceleration, Platformisation and Digitalisation

Friday, 03 April 2020, 11am-5pm in London, UK  Register online here: https://www.srhe.ac.uk/events/details.asp?eid=456 There is widespread agreement that universities are undergoing a profound transformation but much less agreement on what these changes mean and how we should characterise them. The Digital University Network has stressed the role of new technologies in transforming practice within the university. … Continue reading The Transformation of Higher Education: Acceleration, Platformisation and Digitalisation

Our new MPhil programme: Knowledge, Power and Politics in Education

Following a successful launch at the Faculty’s post-graduate open day, applications are currently being received for the Faculty’s new full-time MPhil route in Knowledge, Power and Politics in Education. The course presents an exciting new offering in the Faculty MPhil programme, drawing on an interdisciplinary approach to examine the dynamics shaping knowledge formation in formal, … Continue reading Our new MPhil programme: Knowledge, Power and Politics in Education

The Platform University 2, March 10th-11th 2020

10 - 11 March 2020 Lancaster University Unfortunately, we have to cancel this event for a second time because it clashes with the next UCU strike action. This event won't be rescheduled and we have left this post here for reference.  Higher education is increasingly ‘platformised’. Indeed, digital platforms have become ubiquitous. They are dominant … Continue reading The Platform University 2, March 10th-11th 2020

Entering the Next Decade of Youth Literature and Beyond

The Race, Empire and Education (REE) Collective at the University of Cambridge’s Faculty of Education, in association with Researchers Exploring Inclusive Youth Literature (REIYL), invite you to attend an event with author, editor, and poet Kwame Alexander (see attached poster). On the 28th of February, Mr. Alexander will be presenting, “Entering the Next Decade of Youth Literature … Continue reading Entering the Next Decade of Youth Literature and Beyond

A Cultural Political Economy account of Higher Education in Mercosur

By Aliandra Lazzari Barlete CPGJ’s Aliandra Barlete received the Best Dissertation Award by the CIES’s Higher Education Special Interest Group for her PhD thesis titles ‘A Cultural Political Account of Higher Education in Mercosur’. Below we share the thesis’s prologue. It was a cold day in June 2016 in Montevideo. I sat alone outside the … Continue reading A Cultural Political Economy account of Higher Education in Mercosur

The Public Sociologist in Authoritarian Times: Negotiating Risk and Complicity

Lakshmi Sagarika Bose at the Wolfson Education Society Wolfson College Chancellors Centre Syndicate room 2, 17:45-19:00 (refreshments from 17:30) The confluence of rising authoritarianism and constricting levels of academic freedom highlight the necessity of contending with emerging questions on the political role of the academic in the face of widespread illiberal trends. Increasing arrests and … Continue reading The Public Sociologist in Authoritarian Times: Negotiating Risk and Complicity