By Susan Robertson With the World Education Forum for 2019 just around the corner, I took a quick look at its organising theme: What we should do with what we know: developing educational policy for implementation, impact and exponential success. There’s little doubt that were our knowledge of education systems around the world to be stacked … Continue reading Can Big Data Bridge the Gap between Knowing and Doing?
By Daphne Martschenko In early December 2018, I was invited to present at the Polygenic Prediction and Its Application in the Social Sciences conference at the University of Southern California, hosted by the Social Science Genetic Association Consortium (SSGAC) – a group of social scientists who are now conducting genetic studies on fraught social outcomes … Continue reading Breaking Down Academic Silos: An Example from a Historically-Burdened Field
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
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?
A work in progress seminar with Steve Watson on January 11th, from 12pm to 1:30pm in Donald McIntyre Building 2S3. EduTwitter may be a uniquely British or even English social-media phenomenon, but it has, in the last five years been the site of extraordinary activity involving teachers, educators and consultants in an online engagement about state … Continue reading Progs v Trads: EduTwitter and educational culture wars
A work in progress seminar with Caroline Hart on January 25th, from 12pm to 1:30pm in Donald McIntyre Building 2S3. Caroline’s theoretical work builds on Amartya Sen’s capability approach and Pierre Bourdieu’s sociology as well as Social Quality Theory. Caroline will offer some reflections on her research journey and how developing a model of aspiration … Continue reading Why Do Children’s Aspirations Matter?
This call for papers might be of interest to our members: “Digital Fortress Europe: Exploring Boundaries between Media, Migration and Technology” 30 and 31 October 2019, Brussels, Belgium The two-day conference “Digital Fortress Europe” intends to be a forum to reflect on the relations between media, migration, and technology. These relations demand our fullest attention … Continue reading Call for papers: Digital Fortress Europe: Exploring Boundaries between Media, Migration and Technology