Organised by the Society strand in Education Studies with interdisciplinary focus on areas such as the sociology of childhood, education policy and inequality, learning and work, informal learning, feminist and gender pedagogy, as well as social justice and sustainable development
What might a community gardening, creative learning and outdoor eco-pedagogies offer children, young people, families and senior citizens?
On Saturday 9th November 2-5pm in Canley Community Centre, as part of the ESRC’s Festival of Social Sciences, Dr Rachel Turner-King and Dr Jen Kitchen will invite Canley residents to step inside a ‘Pop Up’ Story Garden and join us in a series of interactive, hands-on, multi-sensory activities and talks.
We would like to offer up to 15 UG/PG students from Education Studies the chance to participate in supporting and leading activities during this Public Engagement event.
Taught by staff from the University of Warwick’s departments of Education, Psychology and Sociology, our taster course is two days long and packed with teaching activities designed to give you a real taste of studying these exciting and complementary disciplines at undergraduate level.
There will also be plenty of opportunities to work alongside your peers and to network and socialise in an informal environment and the taster will reflect the highest standards of Warwick teaching and learning.
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Is philosophy therapeutic, and can it help promote good mental health in secondary schools?
Dr Emma Williams (Associate Professor, Education Studies) has been awarded a British Academy/Leverhulme grant to examine the perceived mental health crisis in young people, and whether philosophy can help to promote wider understandings of mental health in schools. Her project will result in a series of podcasts that examine concepts such as ‘anxiety’ and ‘perfectionism’ using philosophical perspectives.
Williams’ research will develop the ideas of the American philosopher Stanley Cavell (1926-2018), who proposed a conception of philosophy as the ‘education of grownups.’ Her 18-month project will commence in March 2020. A series of interdisciplinary workshops for researchers working at the intersections of education, therapy and philosophy will be running at Warwick. If you are interested in hearing more about the project and being involved in the events please contact Dr. Williams (email@example.com).