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FW: Call for Papers - Paulo Freire and Transformative Education: Changing Lives and Transforming Communities Conference - UCLan - 28th April 2014 – 1st May 2014


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 Parba (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

·         ability/disability

·         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:


Please contact Dr. Alethea Melling on or Dr. Ruth Pilkington on for further discussion.



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

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