Events

The 3rd World Congress of Transdisciplinarity will occur at Mexico City, during the period October 26-30, 2020.

The 3rd World Congress of Transdisciplinarity will occur at Mexico City, during the period October 26-30, 2020. Inscriptions are already open. Official languages: English, French, Spanish and Portuguese. Contact: Prof. Julieta Haidar jurucuyu@gmail.com Visit the page http://www.tercercongresomundialtransdisciplinariedad.mx/ clicking on your respective language.

Pink Towering Practices in the Montessori Classroom: how gender is produced through human-material-semiotic encounters

Date: Monday 4th November 2019 Time: 15.30-17.00, Rm C113 Abstract: This paper attempts to open out investigations in early childhood by working beyond anthropocentric accounts of gender. Drawing upon feminist new materialist philosophies we ask whether it might be possible to reach understandings about gender that recognise it as produced through everyday processes and material-affective … Continue reading Pink Towering Practices in the Montessori Classroom: how gender is produced through human-material-semiotic encounters

Post-developmental Approaches to Childhood Art Mona Sakr, Victoria de Rijke & Jayne Osgood, Middlesex University

Date: Monday 23rd March Time & Location: 15.30-17.00, Rm tbc Abstract to Follow

“To decolonise, or not to decolonise, that is the question?” Comparing value transmission in British and Australian English classrooms

Date: Monday 27th April 2020 Time: 15:30-17:00 Address: Middlesex University, The Burroughs, Hendon, NW4 4BR Can we stop the transmission of injustice issues through the teaching and reading of English literary texts? The visceral and deleterious nature of the propagation of ‘colonial’ values is well discussed in sociological fields in terms of the ‘hidden curriculum’ … Continue reading “To decolonise, or not to decolonise, that is the question?” Comparing value transmission in British and Australian English classrooms

What else does Haraway’s figure of the Mutated Modest Witness make possible in Early Childhood Research?

https://www.academia.edu/37923797/Becoming_a_mutated_modest_witness_in_early_childhood_research

Justyna Deszcz-Tryhubczak Eco-poetic Entanglements:

A New Materialist and Post-qualitative Approach to Poetry Written by Children Children’s literature written by child authors, or another children’s literature, is attracting a growing scholarly interest as a form of young people’s participation in culture and as an expression of their perspectives on their own childhoods and general social and political phenomena in which … Continue reading Justyna Deszcz-Tryhubczak Eco-poetic Entanglements:

Dean's Lecture Series 2020 Alternative Understandings About How Matter Comes to Matter in the Baby Room. Presented by Dr Jayne Osgood, Professor in Education (Early Years & Gender)

Date: Monday 24 February 2020 Time:  5.15pm – pre-lecture refreshments and registration, 6pm – lectureVenue: Theatre Q230, Level 2, Melbourne Graduate School of Education, Kwong Lee Dow Building, 234 Queensberry St,The University of Melbourne  https://www.academia.edu/36179538/_forthcoming_Queering_understandings_of_how_matter_comes_to_matter_in_the_baby_room_in_L._Moran._K._Reilly_and_B._Brady_Eds_Narrating_Childhoods_across_Contexts_Knowledge_Environment_and_Relationships._Palgrave_MacMillan In this lecture, Dr Jayne Osgood attempts a reconfiguration of ‘diversity’ in early childhood contexts by turning attention to everyday matter(s). Considering data that draws into sharp … Continue reading Dean's Lecture Series 2020 Alternative Understandings About How Matter Comes to Matter in the Baby Room. Presented by Dr Jayne Osgood, Professor in Education (Early Years & Gender)

PhEMaterialist encounters with glitter: the materialisation of ethics, politics and care in arts-based research

Rebecca Coleman, Sociology, Goldsmiths, University of London, e- mail rebecca.coleman@gold.ac.ukJayne Osgood, Centre for Education Research & Scholarship, Middlesex University, e-mail j.osgood@mdx.ac.uk This paper re-turns to a workshop we co-organised in London in 2018 as part of a series called ‘how to do sociology with…’ (Methods Lab, Sociology Department, Goldsmiths, University of London). The series aims … Continue reading PhEMaterialist encounters with glitter: the materialisation of ethics, politics and care in arts-based research

Ethics and on-line research: problematizing the public and private

Professional Education and Partnerships (PEP) Seminar Date: Monday 3rd February 2020 Time: 15.30-17.00 Location: Middlesex University, room C113 Organiser: Dr Lee Jerome (l.jerome@mdx.ac.uk) Dr Jai Mackenzie, School of English, University of Nottingham Kevin McDonald, Professor & Head of Department of Criminology and Sociology, Middlesex University This seminar will feature two colleagues reflecting on their experiences … Continue reading Ethics and on-line research: problematizing the public and private

Doctoral students online events

Inspire 2020 Keynote overview

Controversial issues pedagogy in ITE

Presenter: Alex Elwick, Middlesex University. Monday 7th October 2019, 15.30-17.00, room C113 Respondents: Tremaine Baker, Linda Whitworth, Joe Beasley This workshop will start with reflections on the practical challenges of controversial issues pedagogy. The discussion will consider whether we could undertake a collaborative research / writing project within ITE teams at Middlesex.

Character education in Britain: myth-peddling in the classroom

Monday 11th November 2019, 15.30-17.00, room C113 Presenters: Ben Kisby, Lincoln University & Lee Jerome, Middlesex University This seminar is also the official book launch of ‘The Rise of Character Education in Britain’. We will explore the emergence of a policy community in Britain to promote character education, and discuss some of the problems evident … Continue reading Character education in Britain: myth-peddling in the classroom

Can you be gay in an arranged marriage?Negotiating intersectionality: LGBT+ education in schools serving faith communities

Monday 18th November 2019, 15.30-17.00, room C113 Presenter: Anna Carlile, Goldsmiths Respondent: Phil Jefferies, Middlesex University This paper looks at a year-long LGBT+ inclusion programme in primary and secondary schools serving a range of faith communities from a variety of cultural heritages. Many teachers had expressed anxiety about ‘saying the wrong thing’ or thought that … Continue reading Can you be gay in an arranged marriage?Negotiating intersectionality: LGBT+ education in schools serving faith communities

CERS Newsletter Oct 2019

CERS Newsletter July 2020

Event: A discussion between doctoral students – ‘Persisting in the face of adversity’

CERS doctoral student Sid Mohandas has produced an amazing video about persisting with doctoral study during difficult times and the Covid-19 crisis specifically. July 2020

Do I know enough to teach RE? Responding to the commission on religious education’s recommendation for primary initial teacher education

Linda Whitworth Abstract Recommendation 6 of the Commission on Religious Education’s Final Report has focused attention on teacher preparation in England for Religious Education (RE) during primary Initial Teacher Education (ITE). It recommends at least twelve hours for ‘all forms of primary ITE’, challenging the current provision of many primary ITE providers. Information gathered by … Continue reading Do I know enough to teach RE? Responding to the commission on religious education’s recommendation for primary initial teacher education