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Event Date : 21 Jun, 2018 12:00 AM - 23 Jun, 2018 11:59 PM

EMERGING SCHOLARS INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR Philosophy of Education in the XXI Century Details

Venue :
Università degli Studi di Padova
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Organiser :
Name: Dr Sara Magaraggia, Email: sara.magaraggia@phd.unipd.it, Institution: Università degli Studi di Padova

The University of Padova will be hosting an International Seminar for Emerging Scholars in Philosophy of Education from Thursday 21 - Saturday 23 June 2018. The seminar is being organised in association with the Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain.

This is an exceptional opportunity for emerging researchers from around the world to engage with contemporary issues in philosophy of education in one of the eldest and most important universities in Italy.

The seminar comprises lectures, discussions and workshops with internationally acclaimed philosophers, which offers a time for slow and collective thinking, and creates space for classic and original practices (including a city walk, exploring the medieval and Renaissance architecture and the great minds who lived in Padova, among which Galileo Galilei and Dante Alighieri).

Seminar sessions will be based on thematic readings selected and distributed in advance. Guest professors are:

  • Mino Conte, professor of Filosofia dell'Educazione, Università di Padova;
  • Tyson E. Lewis, professor of Art Education, College of Visual Art and Design, University of North Texas;
  • Elena Madrussan, professor of Filosofia dell’Educazione, Università di Torino;
  • Marina Schwimmer, professor of Fondements de l’éducation, Université du Québec à Montréal;
  • Paul Standish, professor of Philosophy of Education, University College of London - Institute of Education and Chair of the PESGB;
  • Joris Vlieghe, professor of Philosophy and Theory of Education, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven;
  • Bianca Thoilliez, profesora ayudante doctora in the department of Didáctica y Teoría de la Educación, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

The theme of the seminar is Education and Cultural Heritage. Anyone wishing to attend should submit with their application a short piece of writing related to the conference theme and suitable as a possible starting-point for an individual or collective publication. See below for further details. The aims of the seminar are:

  • to create an arrangement of space, time and matter that permits a collective thinking experience
  • to reflect on the language of educational research ➢ to debate about the tension between cultural heritage, tradition and modernity in education
  • to explore the potentiality of philosophy of education in the XXI century.

To apply, please send:

  • a short text that addresses the following topic: “Words we need to dismiss and to (re)introduce to think about education and cultural heritage” (max 1500 words)
  • CV (maximum 2 sides A4) and research outline
  • a short covering letter explaining why you would like to attend the seminar

Places are limited and attendance will be free of charge. Participants will be responsible for financing their own travel, food and accomodation costs. Travel bursaries may be available for students in (demonstrable) financial hardship. The application deadline is on 31st May 2018. All the documents are to be sent to sara.magaraggia@phd.unipd.it.

Organizing Committee: Sara Magaraggia (Unipd), Samira Ali Reza Beigi (KU-Leuven), Annachiara Gobbi (Unipd).


Thursday 21st June 2018

3:00pm - 3:15pm Welcome
3:15pm - 3:45pm Opening Speech (Prof. Mino Conte)
3:45pm - 4:45pm Rethinking Language I (workshop on personal texts)
4:45pm - 5:45pm Break
5:45pm - 6:45pm Rethinking Language II (workshop on personal texts)
7:30pm - 9:00pm Dinner
9:00pm - 10:30pm Walking around (exploring the history, art and architecture of the city)

Friday 22nd June 2018

9:30am - 10:30am Lectio (Prof. Paul Standish)
10:30am - 10:45am Break
10:45am - 11:45am Lectio (Prof. Elena Madrussan)
11:45am - 12:00am Break
12:00am - 1:00pm Lectio (Dr. Tyson Lewis)
1:00pm - 3:00pm Lunch
3:00pm - 4:00pm Lectio (Dr. Joris Vlieghe)
4:00pm - 4:15pm Break
4:15pm - 7:15pm Thinking together (small group session)
The “Thinking together” session is designed for discussing some readings/artworks to address issues raised in the two lectures and to pose constructive questions for the next day public debate.
8.00pm Social Dinner

Saturday 23rd June 2018

9:30am - 11:30am Public debate “A language for the present: how to think Education and Cultural Heritage?”
The public debate is designed to start a dialogue among the scholars and key speakers with regard to the lectures,readings and discussions.
11.30am - 11.45am Break
11.45am - 1.15pm Writing closure (reconstructing the personal texts in relation to the seminar activities)

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