In 1988 Pierre Bourdieu chaired a commission reviewing the curriculum at the behest of the minister of national education. The scope of the review was broad, encompassing a revision of subjects taught in order to strengthen the coherence and unity… Read More ›
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In this intensive seminar for doctoral candidates (5 ECTs), we examine how the concepts of human rights and intersectionality might together inform educational theory and praxis to enable social justice. It is open to international participants researching educational inequalities in… Read More ›
A lovely feature on the #HullEdD blog: read it in full here.
Thanks to Jacqueline Bartram who drew these great cartoons as I was talking at a Hull event last week about academic blogging. Why should academics blog about their research? It provides a home for things you reluctantly cut from your… Read More ›
By Floor Basten You’re approaching the end of your PhD. While considering your alternatives for work, why not flirt with entrepreneurship? In 2003, almost a year after I left the university, as a postdoc, I decided to start my own… Read More ›
As so often happens, a post by Pat Thomson recently caught my imagination and left me thinking more deeply about an aspect of my own academic experience. There are lots of reasons I find the mechanics of postgraduate education interesting, foremost amongst… Read More ›
Does this strike a chord with anyone else…?
The panel responds to a question from the audience in this podcast from the BSA Digital Sociology group’s seminar on July 16th 2013. These were the speakers on the day: Kim Allen, Manchester Metropolitan University Les Back, Goldsmiths, University of… Read More ›
@mark_carrigan ok! how to manage reading overload, finding a million relevant things, the sense there is always more to read, think about — Natalie (@projectnat) June 7, 2013 @mark_carrigan @Soc_Imagination That writing processes take time and can’t be rushed/squeezed like… Read More ›
I remember very distinctly the moment when I first took a figurative carving knife to my PhD thesis. I was in a careers workshop at a conference and a senior academic had just explained how the oh-so-rational metric of the… Read More ›
The PhD is in need of revision, writes Rosanna Tamburri of the Canadian online newspaper University Affairs. After completing five years of study towards his PhD in English at Queen’s University, Ian Johnston dropped out. To those who have similarly… Read More ›
There’s a moment in Heart of Darkness when, Kurtz, at the instance of his death, cries ‘The horror! The horror!’ The terror, madness and awful spectre of what has been and what is yet to come lie before him and… Read More ›
Harriet Martineau (1802-1876) was one of the most remarkable women of letters – perhaps ever. Her body of work ranged across the social and biological sciences and even theology. Wikipedia gives a good introduction to the breadth of her writing…. Read More ›
SI continues its traditional weekend review of 21st century student youtube-folklore with two songs. Our mums and dads played the guitar in scruffy student dorms full of thick nicotine smoke; today’s creative souls practice in front of webcams and flood… Read More ›