Wednesday, 31 March 2010

rethinking university


Roundhouse Student-led Conference on Critical Theory and Education


Last Tuesday, I attended the Roundhouse Conference on Critical Theory and Education, organised by students at the University of Leeds, who runRoundhouse: A Journal of Critical Theory and Practice. It was a great, inspiring day that reminded me of what it was like to be a student1 and why students are well-placed to affect change in universities, whether it’s pressure from the outside or covertly from the inside.
Rather than simply moaning, there was some good negative critique about the role of universities with both staff and students shifting between anger, despair and inspired subversion of the neo-liberal agenda...

Read the rest on Joss Winn's blog. Oh.. but he didn't mention that my daughter Dora helped organise it.

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