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Event Date : 27 Oct, 2017 09:00 AM - 27 Oct, 2017 05:30 PM

Summary :

Social Dimensions of Cognition and Education: Interdisciplinary Perspectives 

Edinburgh Branch Conference Details

Venue :
G32, 7 George Square, University of Edinburgh
City :
Organiser :
Dr Laura Candiotto (laura.candiotto@ed.ac.uk) Dr Andrea R. English (andrea.english@ed.ac.uk)

Workshop Invited Speakers:

  • Prof. Jan Derry, Professor of the Philosophy of Education, University College London
  • Dr Hanne De Jaegher, Research Fellow in Philosophy and Cognitive Science, University of the Basque Country
  • Dr Cath Lambert, Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Warwick
  • Dr Adam Linson, Research Fellow in Interactive Cognition, University of Dundee

Research on the social dimensions of learning has grown in recent years, showing significance for primary, secondary and tertiary educational contexts. These developments are connected not only to expanded understandings of the role of technology in classrooms, but also to new ways of thinking about the social dimensions of cognition which render more individualistic approaches to learning questionable. This workshop invites participants from diverse disciplinary backgrounds to explore questions around the intersubjective, corporeal, and affective nature of cognition, to discuss implications for learning, teaching and educational environments.

The workshop brings together research in cognition, social epistemology and philosophy of education. In doing so, it seeks to explore possibilities for understanding the connection between contemporary accounts of cognition-the so-called 4EA approach, which discusses cognition as embodied, extended, embedded, enactive and affective within the environment-and philosophies of teaching and learning that have underscored the active, embodied, social, and dialogic aspects of teaching, learning and educational environments. Themes in the workshop may include: the implications of social cognition for designing educational environments; the collective dimensions of epistemic emotions; group work and the extended cognition hypothesis; bodily and affective experience in teaching and learning; the role of technology for students with additional support needs.

The aim of the workshop is to support new conversations that cross the boundaries of traditional disciplines.

A pre-workshop for PhDs/Post-docs will take place from 14:00-17:00 on Thursday, October 26th at the University of Edinburgh (G32, 7 George Square). PhD students working on related topics are invited to submit an abstract (500 words) on their topic for presentation and discussion at the Pre-workshop (see CFA).

Call for Abstracts for PhDs/Post-docs pre-workshop:

Abstracts are invited for presentations on topics related to the workshop themes. Abstract should be 500 words, and should include the precise questions and concerns that you wish to address in your presentation. Please include a cover sheet with your name, current programme (e.g. PhD or post-doc) and affiliation.

Deadline for Abstracts: 20 August 2017. Successful applicants will be notified by 1 September 2017. Send abstracts to: andrea.english@ed.ac.uk, subject line: ABSTRACT

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