11 November 2009, by Richard
The first seminar in the series will be held on
on December 15th 2009
Didsbury Campus, Manchester Metropolitan University, 799 Wilmslow Road, Manchester, M20 2RR
Location and directions can be found here: http://www.mmu.ac.uk/travel/didsbury/. The programme for the day is as follows:
|10.00||Arrival and coffee|
|10.30||Welcome & Rationale for the Educational Futures Seminar Series
Keri Facer, Manchester Metropolitan University
|10.40||Perspectives on methods and approaches for thinking about the future in education
Professor Tom Schuller, Director of the Inquiry into the Future of Lifelong Learning
|11.20||Foregrounding diverse assumptions and ideas about change and futures
An exploratory discussion with Mike Sharples, Anna Craft and Simon Mauger
|11.40||Group Discussions: what are our frames for thinking about the future?
Orienting questions: what do each of us see as the relationship between past, present and future? How does this differ across disciplines or sectors? How do we bring to look for different trajectories or influences? What do we pay attention to/ what do we ignore? Where would each of us start in thinking about the future? How do we represent our ideas of the future, what language, images, other representations do we use? What counts as ‘evidence’ about the future for each of us? What constitutes certainty and uncertainty about the future for each of us?
|13.30||Group Discussions: why do we think about the future in education?
On whose behalf do we think about the future in education? What do we see our role as in thinking about the future?What assumptions about the relationship between present and future, and about agency and change underpin these reasons for thinking about the future?
|14.30||‘Research and the Future of Education; higher education’s contribution
Professor John Furlong, Director of the Department of Education, Oxford University
|15.30||Plenary discussion and first steps towards a manifesto for educational futures research|
Looking forward to a stimulating and interesting day.