West Yorks Branch
Naomi offers her take on the controversial position - Parents don't matter, experts do - to provoke passionate and critical discussion/debate, on a sensitive topic. She states: 'This provocative statement shouldn't be taken at face value. Rather, it is intended to draw attention to the way in which parents are positioned today vis a vis their children. Drawing on recent research in collaboration with Dr Stefan Ramaekers (KU Leuven), I will argue that the way in which parents are addressed, particular by digital smartphone apps designed specifically for parents, subordinates them, as representatives of the world and of a culture, to the psychological and neuropsychological expertise on which these apps are based.'
Dr Naomi Hodgson is Lecturer in the Department of Education Studies, where she teaches and researches in philosophy of education. Her research focuses on the relationship between education, governance, and subjectivity. She is author of ‘Philosophy and Theory in Education: Writing in the Margin’ with Dr Amanda Fulford (Routledge, 2016), ‘Citizenship for the Learning Society: Europe, Subjectivity, and Educational Research’ (Wiley, 2016) and the forthcoming ‘Philosophical Presentations of Raising Children: the grammar of upbringing’ with Dr Stefan Ramaekers (Palgrave, 2018).
Refreshments will be offered from 5pm.