Thinking on film: movie screenings

  Culture, politics and global justice research cluster is running a series of film screenings showing how contemporary cinema portrays the practice of 'thinking' - whether in the form of philosophy, theory, mathematics, writing, or something else. We've mostly selected films that are freely available and go beyond the 'usual suspects', but suggestions are always … Continue reading Thinking on film: movie screenings

The Platform University

This special issue of Discover Society collects articles from speakers at last year’s inaugrial Platform University conference at the University of Cambridge. It has been published to coincide with the release of the call for papers for the second conference, taking place in December at Lancaster University. The Platform University, by Mark Carrigan Assembling the … Continue reading The Platform University

Learner agency at the confluence between rights-based approaches and well-being

Thursday 7 March, 4.30pm to 6pm, DMB 1S3 Faculty of Education, Hills Road, Cambridge In this seminar, Colleen McLaughlin explores Schools, psychosocial well-being and agency: From fragmentation to coherence and Caroline Sarojini Hart discusses A capability approach to children’s well-being, agency and participatory rights in education.  As well as hearing from both speakers, there will be plenty of time for … Continue reading Learner agency at the confluence between rights-based approaches and well-being

Call for Chapters: Social theory, digital education and the Global South: Critical perspectives

Social theory, digital education and the Global South: Critical perspectives Edited by Cristina Costa and Ana Lucia Pereira Book Overview (download leaflet): The impact of digital media on the social world is a global phenomenon that presents the education sector with a set of new challenges. Even though there is considerable body of research engaged in … Continue reading Call for Chapters: Social theory, digital education and the Global South: Critical perspectives

CfP: Data Power 2019

This forthcoming conference in Bremen might be of interest to members. Would anyone be interested in putting together a panel on data power in higher education? Call for Papers Deadline for submissions: January 31, 2019 DATA POWER: global in/securities A two-day, international conference Date: Thursday 12th and Friday 13th SEPTEMBER 2019 Venue: University of Bremen, Germany With … Continue reading CfP: Data Power 2019

Hacked Off: Can Us Entrepreneurs Help Fix Education in Africa? Answer?

By Susan L. Robertson. Originally posted on the Education International Blog  ‘World Hack’ – a weekly BBC World Service radio broadcast  by presenter Kat Hawkins and reporter Sam Judah caught my attention  earlier this week for several reasons. The first was its title, which came in the form of a question: Can US Entrepreneurs Help Fix … Continue reading Hacked Off: Can Us Entrepreneurs Help Fix Education in Africa? Answer?