Critical Pedagogies: Equality and Diversity in a Changing Institution

Interdisciplinary Symposium at University of Edinburgh, 6 September 2013

Thursday 5 September: Warm-Up Event

Lecture Theatre 1, Bristo Square 7, Edinburgh

16.00-18.00 Workshop: In, Against and Beyond the Neoliberal University ~ Seminar Room 3

Workshop Leaders: Joyce Canaan (Birmingham City University, UK), Gordon Asher (University of West of Scotland, UK) and Leigh French (The Glasgow School of Art, UK)

16.00-16.20 Welcome and Introduction

16.20-18.00 Workshop

18.00 Drinks at local pub (optional)

Friday 6 September: Symposium

8.45-9.20 Registration ~ Foyer

9.20-9.30 Opening Remarks ~ Seminar Room 1

9.30-10.30 Keynote Lecture by Heidi Safia Mirza ~ Seminar Room 1

Decolonizing Pedagogies: Black feminist reflections on teaching race, faith and culture in higher education

10.30-11.00 Tea and Coffee ~ Foyer

11.00-12.30 Panel Bracket 1

1a. Decolonising the University ~ Seminar Room 1 (chair: Justine Seran)

Farina Abdul Jabar (University of York, UK) and Ikhlas Abdul Hadi (University of Leeds, UK)
Engaging the Learner: Approaches in the Teaching of ‘Literature in English’ in Malaysia

Anna Boswell (University of Auckland, New Zealand)
Teaching Grounds: Lessons in Geography and History

Aretha Phiri (University of Edinburgh)
Critical Spaces: Processes of Othering in British Higher Education

1b. Educate, Agitate, Organise ~ Seminar Room 3 (chair: Suzanne Trill)

Stephanie Spoto (Centre for Advanced Studies, Sofia, Bulgaria)
The Anxiety of Political Influence: A Theory of Teaching and Activism

Fred Garnett (London Knowledge Lab, UK)
WikiQuals – We Are Rhizomatic; Participatory Education for a Participatory Democracy

Camila Camacho (University of Chile, Chile)
The student movement in 2011 as the result of the commodification of educational system in Chile

Richard Hall (De Montfort University, UK)
Educational technology and the enclosure of academic labour inside public higher education

1c. Theory / Praxis ~ Seminar Room 4 (chair: Muireann Crowley)

Eva Giraud (University of Nottingham, UK)
Feminist praxis, critical theory and informal hierarchies

Mary-Dan Johnston (Jesus College, Oxford, UK)
Not a solution, but a sign: building intentional learning communities as critical pedagogical praxis

Michael Salvo (Purdue University, USA)
Using the Master’s Tools: Critical Pedagogy & Critical Theory of Technology

12.30-13.30 Lunch ~ Foyer

13.30-14.30 Keynote Lecture by Joyce Canaan ~ Seminar Room 1

Building alternatives to the neoliberalising university: what critical pedagogy can offer

14.30-16.00 Panel Bracket 2

2a. Resisting Marketisation ~ Seminar Room 1 (chair: Lena Wånggren)

Ana Lopes (University of the West of England, UK) and Indra Dewan (University of East London, UK)
[Workshop] Precarious lecturers = precarious pedagogies? The impact of short-term contracts on Higher Education teaching

Keely Hughes (Keele University, UK)
Critical Pedagogies as a Site for the Re-negotiation of Education

Rachel Thwaites (University of York, UK)
Power and Empowerment in the Classroom of a Feminist Postgraduate Who Teaches

2b. Inclusions and Exclusions: Breaking Silences ~ Seminar Room 3 (chair: Maja Milatovic)

Paula Guerra (Kennesaw State University, USA), Neporcha Cone (Kennesaw State University, USA) and Nedim Yel (Arizona State University, USA)
Silencing in the college of education: who is not participating and the reasons why

Susie Balderston (Lancaster University, UK)
Can we teach values?  When debate, disabled students and assisted suicide collide

Jane Kilby (University of Salford, UK)
Teaching rape in the 21st century classroom

Beth Cross (University of West of Scotland, UK):
Nothing Without Us? Dialogue and Disruption of Normative Assemblages of Academic Dissemination Practice

2c. The Classroom and Beyond ~ Seminar Room 4 (chair: Aretha Phiri)

Janine Bradbury (University of Sheffield, UK)
We Are Here: A Case Study in Arts and Humanities BME Widening Participation at the University of Sheffield

Jennifer Fraser (University of London, UK) and Sarah Lamble (University of London, UK)
Queering Conversation in the Classroom: Queer theory, critical pedagogy and teaching academic skills in higher education

Shereen Benjamin (University of Edinburgh, UK) and Jan McArthur (University of Edinburgh, UK)
Multiple identities, grand aspirations and trifling details: navigating the reality of large, professionally-accredited courses

16.00-16.30 Tea and Coffee ~ Foyer

16.30-18.00 Roundtable: Education, Intersectionality and Social Change ~ Seminar Room 1

Roundtable Participants: Heidi Safia Mirza (University of London), Aretha Phiri (University of Edinburgh), Janine Bradbury (University of Sheffield), Michelle Keown (University of Edinburgh) and Mike Shaw (University of Edinburgh)

18.00-18.10 Closing Remarks ~ Seminar Room 1

18.10-19.00 Wine Reception ~ Foyer

19.30 Dinner at local restaurant (optional)


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