HiPSTer Symposium

Date / Time: 13-14 December 2011

HiPSTer is a new research network – History, Philosophy and Social Theory in educational research. It aims to provide an interdisciplinary space for academic staff and graduate students to share their research, engage in reading groups, and organise symposia to stimulate debate on philosophical, theoretical and methodological questions of relevance to education. The network was launched with a symposium at the Faculty of Education on December 13-14, 2011.

The first day, dedicated to historical research, opened with a keynote address by Professor Gary McCulloch, Brian Simon Professor at the Institute of Education, University of London: ‘New Directions in the History of Education’. This was followed by three historical presentations from staff. The afternoon’s theme was ‘Theoretical approaches to curriculum and pedagogy’ This was followed by a forum in which graduate students shared their research and discussed how HiPSTer might assist them. The second day began with a keynote from Professor Michael Peters: ‘Education, Philosophy and Politics: Education as the Political Philosophy of Democratic Citizenship’ followed by papers centred on particular theorists or on theoretical problems raised in the course of research.

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