Radical pedagogies in higher education and community learning

Radical pedagogies in higher education and community learning

Date: Tuesday 21 May 2024
Time: 10:00 - 14:00
Venue: Advanced Research Centre (Room 237B), University of Glasgow
Category: Staff workshops and seminars
Website: elinet.org.uk/events-and-opportunities/events/event/radical-pedagogies-in-higher-education-and-community-learning

Please join us at this event exploring what we, a community of educators, mean by radical pedagogies (encompassing the widest range of transformative teaching and learning pedagogies including those you might describe as anti-oppressive, social justice-oriented, anti-racist, activist, decolonial, and anti-colonial), and how it is practiced. Bringing together PhD researchers, teachers, and researchers from various disciplines working in higher education and/or involved in community learning, this event will initiate meaningful conversations and address topics and approaches of shared interest that bridge academic knowledge with community needs. Our primary goal, and dream, is to cultivate a vibrant space for discussing and sharing our ideas and practices that challenge conventional teaching and learning models, and normative ways of knowing, being and relating. In short, how we might teach and learn otherwise.

This event will take place face to face and is free to attend but you must register (details to follow).

We will be hearing from different contributors (see Abstract Submissions below) followed by a Panel Discussion & Q&A (more information to follow), then late lunch.

Call for abstracts

We invite submissions for 15-minute presentations. We welcome creative ways of presenting in addition to the traditional oral format. Potential themes include but are not limited to:

  • Ways of being radical in our teaching and learning spaces and practices
  • Co-creation and collaboration as socially just pedagogy
  • Innovation and creativity in critical pedagogy
  • Anti-racist pedagogy
  • Being in but not of the university
  • Challenges of and opportunities for radical pedagogy
  • Any other relevant presentations related to the event theme

Abstract Submissions deadline: Monday 1 April 2024 (abstract acceptance Monday 15 April) 

Please submit your abstract using this form Abstract submission - Radical Pedagogies in Higher Education and Community Learning (google.com)


Teresa Piacentini, Sociology, University of Glasgow and GRAMNet, Deniz Ortactepe Hart, Language Teacher Education, University of Glasgow and Language and Social Justice strand, Education, Languages and Internalisation Network, with Daniel Jordan and Tinatini Beshkenadze.

With thanks to the Sociology (SSPS) funding call for supporting this event.

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