Dr Emma Williams re-appointed as Interim Co-Editor of Journal of Philosophy of Education (JOPE) for 2021/22
Dr Emma Williams has been re-appointed as Interim Co-Editor of the Journal of Philosophy of Education (JOPE) for 2021/22. The journal is now in its 55th year, and is a premier journal in philosophy of education. JOPE was first established and edited by R.S. Peters. Journal website available at: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/toc/14679752/2020/54/5
Warwick Education Studies events at the Festival of Social Sciences!
Join our Education Studies staff running events across this national festival. Our events include
‘Mental Health and Philosophy: The Disquieted Life Podcast Series’, and
‘Cracking: an audio play on fathers’ mental health’.
Events are wholly online and open to the public! For the full Warwick schedule and how to participate see: https://warwick.ac.uk/wie/warwickengages/calendar/esrcfoss/
Colloquium 17 June 2020, University of Warwick
The University of Warwick is hosting a one-day colloquium, jointly funded by the British Academy and the Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain, to explore therapeutic philosophical traditions in light of educational issues, and in response to calls by policy makers that schools should be teaching about mental health. Philosophers, psychoanalysts and education researchers will bring their experience and expertise to the conversation. There will be a special focus on Wittgenstein and Stanley Cavell.
Speakers: Josh Cohen (Goldsmiths), Richard Gipps (Oxford), Joanna Moncrieff (UCL), Adrian Skilbeck (IOE/Winchester), Paul Standish (IOE), Emma Williams (Warwick), and ‘in conversation’ with Adam Phillips (psychoanalyst and writer).
Spaces are limited, so early registration is encouraged.
There is no fee for attending the colloquium. Lunch will be provided.
Organised by Emma Williams, Centre for Education Studies, University of Warwick.
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).
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.