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WIE Annual Lecture: Beauty and Education


At a Glance
Date: 15 March 2012
Time: 5.15pm-6.30pm, followed by reception
Location: Westwood Lecture Theatre
Open To: Staff, students, alumni and general public
Cost: Free
Summary: The first WIE Annual Lecture, presenting excellence in research. Professor Joe Winston presents this lecture on Beauty and Education.

Warwick Institute of Education announces the first WIE Annual lecture on Beauty and Education, presented by Professor Joe Winston. The lecture will be the first in a new series of Annual Lectures on 'Excellence in Research', presenting research at the highest level from WIE. The lecture will run from 5.15-6.00pm, and will be followed by a wine reception and refreshments.

Joe Winston is Professor of Drama and Arts Education in the Institute of Education. His book Beauty and Education was published by Routledge in 2010 as part of the International Series in the Philosophy of Education. Professor Winston said: "In this lecture I will make the case that beauty, as a central human value, can provide a fresh and significant outlook on some key principles and practices fundamental to education. Beauty has indeed had a troubled and contested history since the advent of Modernism. However, I shall illustrate how different theories of beauty can cast light on key educational processes that elude common assessment practices and hence are in danger of being ignored. I will argue that an appreciation of the aesthetic dimensions of pedagogy as well as its more rational elements could serve to improve practice in simple and noticeable ways and draw attention to how the domestic, homely nature of beauty can be seen as crucial to the well-being of children."

Find out more about the event here. To register, please email Louisa Hopkins.