Education Heresies colloquia 2011-2012 - Colloquium Two
22 September 2011
Colloquium Two - how to kill school spirit: testing times (pdf, 62kB)
The Education Heresies series features leading education scholars and practitioners, speaking out on how educational research, policy and practice need to be challenged and transformed. Contemporary education is a contested field, influenced by agenda that go beyond quality teaching and learning, community building and equality of access and outcomes. The place of education in the national and international marketplace; the standardisation of education materials and standards in the face of increasing cultural and linguistic diversity; 'choice' in public and private schooling; the institutional taming or liberation of the transformative potential of digital; and online technologies are among the issues traversing and disrupting Australian education. Historically, challenges to the deep grammar of prevailing orthodoxies have been branded 'heretical'. This colloquium series invites leading educators to release their inner heretic. It presents opportunities to debate and challenge the prevailing orthodoxies as they are realised every day in policy, curriculum, pedagogy and research in and out of educational institutions. It is a forum in which we acknowledge that recognising deep disagreement on big issues is a necessary accompaniment to developing productive ways forward.
Professor Peter Reimann is Professor at the University of Sydney, and co-founder of the Centre for Research on Computer Supported Learning and Cognition (CoCo) in the Faculty of Education and Social Work. Peter's work is largely in the learning sciences. Much of his research is devoted to computer-supported collaborative learning, as well as developing new research methods, in particular, those that make use of information technologies.
Professor Andrew Martin is Andrew Martin is Professorial Research Fellow and Australian Research Council Future Fellow (2010-2014) at the University of Sydney specialising in motivation, engagement, achievement, and quantitative research methods. He is also Honorary Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Education, University of Oxford and President Elect, International Association of Applied Psychology - Division 5 Educational, Instructional, and School Psychology.
Other presentations in this series
- Colloquium One - you don't know what you've got until it's gone: moments in time for public education
- Colloquium Three - systems failure: social inclusion as remedy or why global policies fail disengaged young people at the local level
- Colloquium Four - schools not fit for purpose: new schools for new community
Location: LT 351, Education Building
Cost: FREE but RSVP is essential
Contact: Patrick Brownlee
Phone: +61 2 9351 2616