Sydney School of Education and Social Work events – 2017 Archive

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Working with theory in social research

THEORISING EDUCATION AS A PRACTICE

16 May 2017

The presenter will briefly introduce practice theory as offering a powerful way of understanding social phenomena. He will also introduce the theory of practice architectures, which he has been developing with colleagues, as a variant of practice theory. (The theory of practice architectures has some affinities with the practice theory of Theodore Schatzki.) He will also introduce the subsidiary theory of ecologies of practices which deals with how practices are sometimes interdependent. Finally, he will suggest that the theory of practice architectures is compatible with a particular view of education, with its double purpose of helping people to live well, and fostering a world worth living in. From this perspective, education is an initiation, not just into knowledge, but into practices.

Event details

  • When: 4–6pm

  • Where: Room 612, Education Building A35, Manning Rd, University of Sydney
    Education Building A35
    Click image for interactive map.

  • Cost: Free

  • RSVP: RSVP by emailing the research student liaison officer.

  • Contact: Research Student Liaison Officer
    T: +61 2 9351 6268
    E: edsw.rslo@sydney.edu.au

  • More info: http://sydney.edu.au/education_social_work/doctoral_studies/research_training_support/research_training_modules/working-with-theory-2017.shtml

  • Speaker: Stephen Kemmis is an adjunct professor at the School of Education, Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga. He is also co-leader of the 'Pedagogy, Education and Praxis' (PEP) international collaboration involving researchers from universities in Colombia, Finland, the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden. Professor Kemmis has held academic positions at Deakin University as well as the universities of Sydney, Illinois, East Anglia and Ballarat. He also worked for several years as an independent consultant. professor Kemmis has published extensively on professional practice, indigenous education, participatory action research and qualitative methods in educational research. His most well-known publication is the highly acclaimed book (with Wilfred Carr) Becoming Critical: Education, Knowledge and Action Research. In 2001 Professor Kemmis was made an Honorary Life Member of the Australian Association for Educational Research (AARE), and in 2009 he was awarded two honorary doctorates for services to international educational research.

Working with theory in social research

Where Room 612, Education Building A35, Manning Rd, University of Sydney
Education Building A35
Click image for interactive map.

When

16 May 2017


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