Summer Days of History & Philosophy of Education 2017

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Virta building, address: Åkerlundinkatu 5.


EDU ja Finnish Research Network on History and Philosophy of Education

Theme of the conference is Disciplinary Struggles in the History of Education.

The Summer Days event invites senior and junior researchers, students and practitioners to discuss and debate about different kinds of disciplinary struggles in the history of education, preferably from historical and philosophical perspectives. Students are welcomed to present their theses and we strongly recommend that their participation will be recognized as part of their studies.

The sessions will be either in English or Finnish or bilingual.

We invite abstracts of presentations (max 1 page) in English or Finnish by the end of February 2017. Submission of abstracts at the website.

Discipline is a core concept in education, both in practice and in theory. Are educational practices necessarily also disciplinary despite their overt commitment to empowerment and emancipation, and how have the conceptions about discipline transformed historically and in different contexts? While justification of educational practices is increasingly based on authorized knowledge about education, how has the ownership and power of educational knowledge transformed historically and in different contexts?

Programme and more information

For more information, please see the event website.

Equality and Planetary Justice in Adult Vocational and Higher Education,
Freedom & Responsibility of Popular Adult Education,
The Finnish Society for Research on Adult Education,
Vocational Education and Culture and
ESREAn Active Democratic Citizenship and Adult Learning


Additional information

At this stage, please contact our conference assistant

On behalf of organizers Anja Heikkinen, (EquJust, history and philosophy of education-network, VET and Culture network, SVV-programme) and Jenni Pätäri, (EquJust, SVV-programme, FSRAE, Esrea ADC-network)