Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Vancouver faces stark contrasts between funding for K to 12 and university

Vancouver faces stark contrasts between funding for K to 12 and university Vancouver Observer October 7, 2016 Vancouver, the city of disparities, is faced with polar opposites in its educational system. The contrast between K-12 schools and the university in … Continue reading

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CFP: AVPC 2016: Visual Pedagogies and Digital Cultures

Call for Papers AVPC 2016 We are pleased to announce the Second Call for Papers for the first Association of Visual Pedagogies Conference AVPC 2016: Visual Pedagogies and Digital Cultures. The conference is hosted by the University of Applied Sciences … Continue reading

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Teaching and the ideology of neutrality

This week, in my course on secondary social studies curriculum, we discussed various ideological stances toward curriculum. Predictably, the issue of “neutrality” in social studies teaching came up. Indeed, my students reported that as part of their professional preparation in … Continue reading

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‘Reclaiming the School as Pedagogic Form’

Institute for Critical Education Studies Faculty of Education University of British Columbia Public Lecture ‘Reclaiming the School as Pedagogic Form’ Dr. Jan Masschelein (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven) May 12, 2015 12:00 – 2:00pm Scarfe 1214 (Education Building, UBC Vancouver)  In my … Continue reading

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CFP: Learning, technologies, and time in the age of global neoliberal capitalism

Call for Papers SPECIAL ISSUE OF KNOWLEDGE CULTURES Learning, Technologies, and Time in the Age of Global Neoliberal Capitalism The study of time, technology and learning has preoccupied scholars across disciplines for decades. From the psychological impacts of networked gadgets to … Continue reading

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Ursula K. Le Guin on art, freedom, and the dangers of capitalism

Ursula K. Le Guin’s acceptance speech at the National Book Foundation’s Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters at the 65th National Book Awards on November 19, 2014 – simply, eloquently describes the commodification of art and the destructive effects … Continue reading

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New UBC graduate program in critical pedagogy & education activism

NEW MASTERS PROGRAM IN THE INSTITUTE FOR CRITICAL EDUCATION STUDIES CRITICAL PEDAGOGY AND EDUCATION ACTIVISM BEGINS JULY 2015 APPLY NOW! The new UBC Masters Program in Critical Pedagogy and Education Activism (Curriculum Studies) has the goal of bringing about positive change in schools … Continue reading

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Cultural Logic Releases Three Volumes of Critical Scholarship In One Day

Cultural Logic has just announced an epic launch of three volumes of critical scholarship addressing a wide range of issues. Cultural Logic, which has been on-line since 1997, is a open access, non-profit, peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal that publishes essays, interviews, … Continue reading

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CFP Transformative Researchers & Educators for Democracy: “How public is public education?”

TRED Conference 2014 How Public is Public Education? Call for Proposals The Transformative Researchers and Educators for Democracy (TRED) will be holding its third Annual Conference, “How Public is Public Education?”, November 14 and 15, 2014, at the University of … Continue reading

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