Conference: 10th July 2017; “The Future of Education: Learning throughout the Lifecourse”

THE FUTURE OF EDUCATION: LEARNING THROUGHOUT THE LIFE COURSE

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Conference at the University of Portsmouth Monday 10 July 2017. Hosted by the School of Education and Childhood Studies, in collaboration with the Higher Education Forum.Call for Proposals
We are delighted to announce the Call for Proposals for the annual conference hosted by the School of Education and Childhood Studies, in collaboration with the Higher Education Forum.  This year’s conference, “The Future of Education: Learning throughout the Life Course,” takes place on Monday 10 July 2017 in the Portland Building at the University of Portsmouth.

Submit an Abstract online by Friday 12th May:
https://goo.gl/forms/TcZGbvcvjOAydHXi2

We invite submission of abstracts for presentations from education researchers, practitioners, and research students that share research, practice and/or impact. Through this conference, we will bring together researchers and practitioners from across the spectrum of educational experiences and practices throughout the life course, from education and development in early childhood through to lifelong learning in post-retirement. Our aim to foster discussions broadly around current issues in education and what our current research and practices can tell us about the future of education.

Keynote Speakers
Morning Keynote: Professor Nigel Thomas, Professor of Childhood and Youth Research, School of Social Work, Care and Community, University of Central Lancashire
Keynote title: ‘Human beings need something from one another when they come to places like schools’: participation, recognition and wellbeing

Afternoon Keynote: Professor Kalwant Bhopal, Professor of Education and Social Justice and Bridge Professorial Research Fellow in the Centre for Research in Race and Education in the School of Education, University of Birmingham
Keynote title: BME academic flight from UK higher educationDownload Keynote abstracts

Registration

Register online: https://secsconference17.eventbrite.co.uk

Registration is free, but space is limited.

Conference website: http://www.port.ac.uk/school-of-education-and-childhood-studies/research/annual-conference/

For questions about the conference, please contact Dr Wendy Sims-Schouten Wendy.Sims-Schouten@port.ac.uk or Dr Jessica Gagnon Jessica.Gagnon@port.ac.uk

Mental Health Awareness Week (8-14 May)

This event will bring together key academics, politicians and local charities with a focus on mental health and generate a debate around key issues and possible solutions and ways forward.

Approaches towards child MH in the UK need to be seen in the light of the postindustrial neoliberal austerity-context, in which cuts have effected long-term established MH services, whilst at the same time there is lots of publicity around how ‘we are failing our children on this front’ – the likes of Tanya Byron, as well as social media (Guardian) consistently flag up failures in this area (e.g. Byron said that whilst 25% of children in the UK have a mental health issues, only 6% of the health budget is dedicated to this).

Sceptics on the other hand (‘Spiked’) argue that an over-focus on MH is counter-productive and that we have to be careful with how we define MH illness; add to that the fact that women are diagnosed far more often than men (potentially down to doctor/gp/diagnostic bias), altogether creating the need for a debate around these issues and find ways to inform and improve practice.

More information can be found at:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mental-health-awareness-event-tickets-31962011236