INEI 2017 Annual Conference

13 – 15 November 2017

University of Cape Town, South Africa

 

Conference theme: Pedagogy in an unequal world

Conference Registration and Accommodation Information

 

The world seems at war with itself. With deepening global inequality come grave fractures and differences. These manifest not only in basic material living conditions, educational opportunities and life chances, but in increasingly polarized attitudes to gender, race, religion and migration; to sexual orientation, language, disability, mental illness; to crime, torture and punishment; to the environment and even to animal rights. How do we teach our students, learners and children in this context? How do we think about the knowledge, skills and values that we teach and the practices in which we engage in order that they might make a better world than the one bequeathed to them?

Each of the countries in the INEI confronts these inequalities and polarizations in different ways. In this meeting we wish to focus as educators on what these fractures mean for our work through focusing on the ways in which forms of pedagogy and curriculum potentially reproduce on the one hand and interrupt on the other the inequalities that so define our world. Considering the issues across the range of educational contexts – from ECD to schooling, to higher education, informal learning and the workplace – an exploration of curriculum and pedagogic issues takes us to the heart of the educational encounter, the place where we might most fruitfully begin to consider how we might equip learners not only to live in the world but also to change it. 

 

Conference Schedule

 

Monday 13 November 2017

8:45 – 9:15

Registration

 

Breakwater Lodge

 

9:15 – 9:30

Welcome

Prof Catherine Kell, Director School of Education, University of Cape Town

 

Breakwater Lodge

 

9:30 – 10:30

Pedagogical Pathways into the Complexity of Poverty and Inequality

Prof Crain Soudien, Human Sciences Research Council

Chair: Cathy Kell

Breakwater Lodge

 

10:30 – 11:00

Tea

 

Breakwater Lodge

 

11:00 – 11:45

INEI SEED funding presentation

Online Teacher Capacity Building: Developing Knowledge and Understanding about Historical Accounts and Interpretations

Ms Catherine McCrory, University College London

Chair: Carolyn McKinney

Breakwater Lodge

 

11:45 – 12:15

Chinese Education Policy Making Characteristics: Its Changes and Future Trend

Prof Hong Chengwen Beijing Normal University

Chair: Carolyn McKinney

Breakwater Lodge

 

12:15 – 12:45

Learning about Climate Change in Malawi and the US

Prof Nancy Kendall, University of Wisconsin Madison                      

Chair: Carolyn McKinney

Breakwater Lodge

 

13:00 – 14:00

Lunch

 

Breakwater Lodge

 

14:00 – 15:00

Challenges in Education: views from the deanery

Deans, and plenary discussion

Chair: Cathy Kell

Breakwater Lodge

 

15:00 – 15:15

Tea

 

Breakwater Lodge

 

15:15 – 15:45

Toward a more equal world: actions from the School of Education

Prof Belmira Bueno & Prof Diana Vidal, University of Sao Paolo

Chair: Kate Angier

Breakwater Lodge

 

15:45 – 16:45

New books panel and discussion

 

Negotiating Learning and Identity in Higher Education: Access, Participation and Retention. Rochelle Kapp & Bongi Bangeni, University of Cape Town

 

Language and Power in Post-colonial Schooling: Ideologies in Practice. Carolyn McKinney, University of Cape Town.

 

Pedagogy in Poverty: Lessons from 20 years of Curriculum Reform in South Africa. Ursula Hoadley, University of Cape Town.

Chair: Kate Angier

Breakwater Lodge

 

17:00 – 19:00

Welcome cocktail event

Speaker: Prof Mamokgethi Phakeng, Deputy Vice Chancellor for Research, UCT

 

One and Only Hotel, V&A Waterfront

 

Tuesday 14 November 2017

9:00 – 9:45

INEI SEED funding presentation

Prof Jinwoong Song, Seoul University

Chair: Zain Davis

Breakwater Lodge

9:45 – 10:15

Benevolent Pedagogies in Mathematics Education

Dr Erika Bullock, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Chair: Zain Davis

Breakwater Lodge

10:15 – 10:45

Tea

 

Breakwater Lodge

10:45 – 11:15

Education inequality in Korea

Ms Park (for Prof Sung-sang Yoo) Seoul National University

 

Chair: Zain Davis

Breakwater Lodge

11:15 – 11:45

In school, in community’ – university-school partnerships in action

Dr Jon Clarke and Dr Patti Silbert, University of Cape Town

Chair: Zain Davis

Breakwater Lodge

12: 00 – 12:30

Memorial video: Prof Lee Sing Kong

Chair: Cathy Kell

Breakwater Lodge

12:30 – 13:00

Dean’s administrative meeting

 

Breakwater Lodge

13:00 – 14:00

Lunch

 

Breakwater Lodge

14:00 – 16:00

Dean’s administrative meeting

Chair: Cathy Kell

Breakwater Lodge

16:00 – 16:30

Tea

 

Breakwater Lodge

16:30 – 18:00

Dean’s administrative meeting

Chair: Cathy Kell

Breakwater Lodge

19:00

Conference dinner

 

Sevruga Restaurant, V&A Waterfront

Wednesday 15 November 2017

10:00 – 13:00

Dean’s administrative meeting

Chair: Cathy Kell

Breakwater Lodge

13:00 – 14:30

Lunch

 

Breakwater Lodge

15:00 – 18:30

Excursion

 

Hout Bay and Kirstenbosch