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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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
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.