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SEMINAR: Social Justice and Higher Education: A good partnership or mutually exclusive?

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What is the relationship between Higher Education and Social Justice? Is there one? Does Higher Education promote social justice in society or, rather, does it create social injustice? These troubling questions are the ones we attempt to address in our recent publication ‘Social Justice and Higher Education’ (Baillie et al, 2012, Engineering and Social Justice, London). We decided to explore these questions in more detail by interviewing a range of educators from all over the world about their views on this topic. As we chose not to define what we meant by social justice the conversations were very rich and diverse, prompting many insights into the working experience of the respondents. We did not conduct these interviews as a traditional researcher might. The project became more of a long, ongoing conversation and the resulting, illustrated book, is authored by us all, including the artist whose interpretations of our conversations added extra depth and insight. The responses ranged from the belief that HE can enhance social justice in society to the view that HE is inherently based on unjust principles and alternatives are needed now. This seminar will share some of these views to provoke broader discussion about changes in the role of HE in society.
Speaker(s) W/Prof Caroline Baillie, Chair in Engineering Education, FECM
Location Weatherburn Lecture Theatre, G40 Mathematics Building
Contact Lorraine Dorn <[email protected]> : 3701
Start Thu, 02 May 2013 16:00
End Thu, 02 May 2013 17:00
Submitted by Lorraine Dorn <[email protected]>
Last Updated Wed, 02 Oct 2013 15:19
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