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Summer school: Utopias, axioms and science fiction, a quest for educational imageries

16 June 2024‚Äď18 June 2024, 9:00 am‚Äď12:00 pm

Black clock tower in GdaŇĄsk, Poland. Photo by freestocks on Unsplash

Join this summer school to collaboratively and creatively explore utopia as a fundamental dimension of educational theory.

This event is free.

Event Information

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Alison Brady

The summer school aims to flesh out a new vision for a more imaginative philosophy of education and educational research, as part of a wider movement to explore and expand the potential of a post-critical approach in philosophy of education and educational theory.

It will take place in coastal Gdynia and the city of Gdansk in Poland, where participants will experiment with ways of engaging in educational imaginaries that are directly tied to participants’ own work and research topics. The summer school also offers laboratories for collective writing and workshops to explore the utopian dimension of participants' research projects. 

Keynote speakers

  • Sian Bayne (University of Edinburgh);
  • Rhiannon Firth (University College London);
  • Tyson Lewis (University of North Texas).

This in-person event will be particularly useful for early career researchers and doctoral students.

The deadline for applications is 15 April. Applicants will be notified by the end of April 2024. To apply please send a CV and a motivation letter stating your interest in this summer school (max. 500 words) to kai.wortmann@uni jena.de

If you are a PhD student, please also state whether you want to apply for a scholarship, detailing expected travel and accommodation costs. A number of scholarships (up to £375 each) will be awarded.

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