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).
Saturday 4th May 2019 - 10:00 to 17:30 - University of Warwick
The 3rd Warwick Islamic Education Summer School brought together an enthusiastic group of researchers, practitioners, and community activists representing diverse social, national, educational and linguistic traditions for three days of presentations, workshops and discussions.
25 international delegates travelled to Warwick for the 3rd Warwick Islamic Education Summer School. Participants in this year’s summer school discussed Muslim female faith and educational leadership within the context of contemporary Muslim minority and majority societies.
Dr. Emma Williams hosts ‘Writers and their Education’ Colloquium
Professor Homi Bhabha among one of the distinguished keynotes and speakers at Dr. Emma Williams' colloquium on 'Writers and their Education', held at Oriel College, Oxford 20-21st September 2018.
Dr Emily Henderson joined the SARChI Chair Higher Education and Human Development Research Programme at University of the Free State, South Africa, on a funded institutional visit for a week in September 2018. Dr Henderson was affiliated with the programme during her doctoral studies at UCL Institute of Education, and was recently invited to attend a week of activities to renew the collaboration. During the visit, Dr Henderson acted as discussant for an international colloquium, delivered a workshop on intersectionality for students and postdoctoral fellows in the programme, and attended meetings to further discuss collaboration with Professor Melanie Walker and Dr Mikateko Höppener.