ACRE 2018 – Social Justice in Troubling Times: What does it mean and what’s to be done?

27th Sep 2018 - 8:45am - 6:00pm

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We are pleased to invite you to the 10th Annual Conference for Research in Education. This conference has been organised with the support of BERA, the BERA Social Justice SIG, CARN, and Educational Action Research Journal, who will publish a Special Issue following the conference.  Click here to access the journal.

This is the tenth ACRE event to be held at Edge Hill University, bringing together researchers and educational professionals to debate educational research and its impact. The conference is designed to attract a wide variety of papers and perspectives on interdisciplinary research and practice related to education and care.

This year’s conference aims to:

  • Explore Social Just approaches to research and practice related to the education of children, young people and adults
  • Highlight the power of socially just research in Troubling Times, probing what it means and what can be done
  • Showcase the strengths of socially just research in challenging inequality in learners lives in and out of the classroom
  • Call for Papers – Please submit abstracts by 2nd July 2018

Programme (subject to confirmation)

  • 8.45 – 9.15 – Registration and Refreshments
  • 9.20 – 9.50 – Welcome and Introductions
  • 9.50 – 10.50 – Keynote 1: Professor Liz Atkins, Reclaiming Social Justice For Education: walking the walk and talking the talk.
  • 10.50 – 11.10 – Break
  • 11.10 – 12.25 – Parallel Sessions 1
  • 12.30 – 1.55 – Lunch, Networking and Poster Viewing
  • 1.45 – 2.55 – Parallel sessions 2
  • 3.00 – 4.00 – Parallel sessions 3
  • 4.00 – 4.15 – Break
  • 4.20 – 5.30 – Keynote 2: Dr Tina Cook,  Partnerships as mechanisms for disruption: putting relationships to work. World Café dialogue: “Can we build an approach to partnership working that facilitates, through the centrality of a relational approach, diversity and dynamic challenge, as means to disrupt rhetoric and common consensus: can we find and establish new ways of seeing and acting for social justice?”
  • 5.40 – 6.00 – Plenary and Conference Close

Keynote Speakers

Tina Cook

Tina Cook is a Professorial Fellow at Liverpool Hope University. At the core of her work is a focus in on inclusive practice in research and professional practice.

Partnerships as mechanisms for disruption: putting relationships to work.  In this Keynote Provocation, she asks “Can we build an approach to partnership working that facilitates, through the centrality of a relational approach, diversity and dynamic challenge, as means to disrupt rhetoric and common consensus: can we find and establish new ways of seeing and acting for social justice?”

Tina’s session will provide prompts for group discussions.

Professor Liz Atkins

Liz Atkins is Professor of Vocational and Professional Education at Northumbria University, Newcastle. She has an international profile within the PCET sector in the context of both practice and research. programmes at Guernsey College, and her new book, Research Methods for Social Justice and Equity, co-authored with Dr Vicky Duckworth, will be published later this year.

Reclaiming Social Justice For Education: walking the walk and talking the talk. This presentation draws on the forthcoming book Research Methods for Social Justice and Equity(Atkins and Duckworth, 2018) to explore what social justice means as a theoretical underpinning to research in education, and ways in which this may be enacted.

Further information is available here

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