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).
Dr Michael Wyness is being funded by Lloyds Foundation to explore the educational needs of young refugees in Coventry
Michael's research is part of a broader focus on services and educational support available to young refugees. The project is entitled Positive Youth Foundation and the Educational and Service Needs of Young Refugees: An Applied Study The research is a pilot programme to monitor and support the educational transitions of refugee Young People. Working alongside a Coventry based youth organisation, Positive youth Foundation, the aims of the research are to develop an assessment tool for identifying the educational needs of teenage refugees; and to to track small groups of young refugees as they move into further education.
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.
Michael Wyness’ new book, Childhood, Culture and Society, has just been published by Sage
Michael’s book Childhood, Culture and Society in a global context has just been published by Sage.
This new text focuses on the most pressing topics in the field, providing a multifaceted and extensive analysis of the study of children and childhood.
As one reviewer has commented ‘A major contribution to childhood studies!’ William A. Corsaro, Professor Emeritus at Indiana University