Wednesday, 18 May 2016

FW: Changing Education? Researching Diversity and Participation - One day symposium at Lancaster University 28.6.16


Good afternoon


We would like to invite you to attend an event we are having in June:-

Changing Education? Researching Diversity and Participation

One Day Symposium: Tuesday 28th June 2016: 10.00am – 4.30pm (to be followed by a drinks reception)

This symposium will examine the changing nature of education and the ways in which this has impacted on diversity and participation in education both in the UK and internationally. As a whole the three keynote presentations will examine school and higher education, formal and informal, as well as online and face-to-face, educational settings. This will allow a consideration of the relations between educational change, diversity and participation in a broad range of educational contexts.

Amanda Keddie (Deakin University) will explore the ways in which the academies reform movement in England has presented particular opportunities and challenges for different schools/school types with a specific focus on matters of social justice. Ole Smørdal  (University of Oslo) will examine how students’ participation in digital and informal learning contexts can change their engagement with science education in school. Jeroen Huisman (Ghent University) will examine the relations between the characteristics of higher education systems and the diversity of student participation. Nicola Ingram (Lancaster University) will act as a discussant at the end of the day.

The symposium website is available at:


For information: We are planning to live-stream the event so if you are interested in the content, but are unable to attend, please e-mail me and I will forward a link so you can watch it on-line.  There will also be a limited number of “slots” available for students to attend remotely – please let me know asap if you would like to do this.


Thank you


Kathryn Doherty
Departmental Officer

Programme Co-ordinator: PhD in Higher Education: Research, Evaluation and Enhancement

Dept of Educational Research, D48, County South College, Lancaster University, Lancaster, LA1 4YL
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