Educational Futures: views from 1949 and 2024 (DOMUS Seminar)

Teaching and Learning Building - Room 202, Zoom
Monday 22 April 2024 (17:00-18:30)

Kevin Myers

DOMUS Seminar Series 2023 - 2024

With speakers Dr Adam Matthews, Senior Research Fellow; Professor Ian Grosvenor, Emeritus Professor of Urban Education History; Professor Kevin Myers, Professor in History and Education, University of Birmingham

This is a workshop session designed to engage participants in creative thinking about past, present and futures in the field of education. It begins with a showing of a short film, Education for Living, produced in 1949 by the Rank Organisation as part of a series on 'This Modern Age'. We offer a short provocative reading of the film arguing that it symbolises the power, and limitations, of what Stephen Ball (2020) has called redemptive thinking in schooling. We will then invite participants to map and anticipate time futures in education from the perspective of 2024. We seek convivial discussion on ideas or practices that may be out of time and how we can work towards opening different futures.

This is a hybrid event, so please register to let us know if you will be attending person or online. Registration is essential to receive the link to ZOOM.   

This event is open to the public, staff and students.