Paulo Freire and Transformative Education: Changing Lives and Transforming Communities
'Education is an act of love, and thus an act of courage'. Paulo Freire
28th April 2014 – 1st May 2014
An International four day Conference at Preston, UK
Organised by the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) School of Education and Social Science and The Freire Institute
Keynotes: Professor Ana Maria (Nita) Freire
Professor Mohammad Nizamuddin, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Gujrat, Pakistan
Professor Tim Ireland of The Federal University of Paraíba (UFPb), João Pessoa, Brazil
Dates: 28th April – 1st May 2014 - (Full Conference Costs for the 4 days attendance £350, other attendance options available)
Day 1 Arrival- Conference Programme Starts, Conference Dinner (separate cost)
Day 2 Conference Programme Full Day, Close of Conference
Days 3 & 4 - Workshops on Freirean Pedagogies
Call for Papers
Broad themes are invited exploring segregated communities, mobility, border crossing, and associated pedagogies, the emphasis being on impact and transformation.
Proposals for presentations should address a range of themes including, but not limited to research, case studies and education promoting and supporting:
· social mobility, empowerment and conscientization
· pedagogical approaches
· popular education and the solidarity economy
· globalization, internationalization, and transformation
· bridging diversity and communities
Relevance to pedagogical practice and its impact is required
We encourage presenters to make papers, workshops and posters interactive so as to promote a dialogue around potential contribution and impact on the wider community. Contributions should emphasize transformation and empowerment through research and pedagogical practice.
Submitting Your Proposal
300 word abstract describing the research, link to themes and impact of outcomes by the 30th January 2014. Abstracts should be submitted electronically to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Abstracts will appear in the conference handouts, and online. Selected papers papers will form an edited book addressing pedagogies of diversity and empowerment.
Proposals are currently ongoing with Palgrave Macmillan.
Deadline for abstracts: end January 2014
Feedback: February 2014
Final abstracts and draft papers: March 2014
Guidance on Submissions:
Papers: 30 minutes including an outline of how the subject of the paper will promote dialogue as well as sharing of practice. Minimum of 20 minutes presentation plus 10 minutes discussion
Poster Presentations: 15 minutes including questions and discussion giving an account of research, experience, evaluation, policy or practice with the emphasis on drawing out lessons for others and engaging participants. Posters will be grouped around themes and encourage broad involvement, dialogue and dissemination.
Workshops: 90 minutes to explore new methods, interventions and approaches. Workshops are expected to
maximize interactivity and engagement for participants