“People are just as wonderful as sunsets if you let them be. When I look at a sunset, I don't find myself saying, "Soften the orange a bit on the right hand corner." I don't try to control a sunset. I watch with awe as it unfolds.” (Carl Rogers)

Saturday, 27 June 2015

Conference: Beyond the Neoliberal University - Critical Pedagogy and Activism

Has the idea of Higher Education as a social good been replaced by the idea of education for profit? What kind of University do we want?


This event seeks to address these concerns by bringing together activists, academics and trade unionists who are engaged practically with the consequences of the way our universities are being changed.

This event is free to attend but you must register. If you are in full time employment and feel you are able to make a contribution, then a donation of £20 can be used to fund travel expenses of those who need financial support in order to attend.

Around the world there have been a whole series of occupations and protests led by students, as well as actions involving lecturers and teachers, which reflect widespread disillusion with the way universities have come to act primarily as money making
institutions. This event will begin with speakers who will set out the social and economic context for the marketisation of Higher Education, followed by participatory workshops on issues of activism, pedagogy and research.

The event begins at 9.30 and concludes at 4.00. Light refreshments will be provided.
Further details will be provided on registration.

For any further enquiries please email: coventryucu@gmail.com
Coventry UCU Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/coventryUCU
Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/401664850035853/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/coventryucu

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