What can we do about the post pandemic university?

What can we do about the post pandemic university?Keynote by Dr Mark Carrigan, University of Manchester.This lecture will take place at 7pm AEDT / 9am BST on November 18th, 2021 via Zoom  This talk will discuss how the university has changed over the last 18 months, as well as which of these changes are likely […]

‘Education is freedom’ – turning the rhetoric of inclusion into action

Stephen Thompson This is part of a special collection celebrating the centenary of Paulo Freire’s birth. Paulo Freire is often quoted as saying education is freedom. Education in general has changed drastically in the 100 years since he was born, yet questions remain as to whether these changes are moving us all closer to the freedom […]

Classrooms as a space for imagination and hope

Patric Wallin This is part of a special collection celebrating the centenary of Paulo Freire’s birth. Where do we go from here? From a situation where students shop courses, teachers measure satisfaction, and everyone complains about everything. From universities that proclaim that they are at the forefront of working with the UN sustainability goals, while […]

What is the ivory tower becoming?

Mark Carrigan In recent years, we have seen an explosion of social media activity within the university. In some ways, this isn’t a surprise, with students leading the way in social media becoming a ubiquitous part of everyday life. It’s also not a surprise that this has led universities to increasingly see social media as […]


Nicole K. Stewart The Public and their Platforms: Public Sociology in the Era of Social Media is a contemporary addition to public sociology, which was first introduced by Herbert Gans in 1988, and later popularized by Michael Burawoy’s 2004 American Sociological Association (ASA) Presidential Address, in which he declared “the world needs a public sociology.” […]

the Collective on Education, Decoloniality and Emergencies are looking for a conference coordinator

Primary Role The Conference Coordinator will support CEDE! before, during and after our 2021 conference “Shifting power in aid: knowledges, violence, and justice”.  Overview The Collective on Education, Decoloniality and Emergencies (CEDE!) is comprised of individuals and organisations seeking just practices for trans/national aid to learners, educators and education systems experiencing crisis. We are led […]

A ‘return to normal’ on campus? 5 ways university students and faculty hope for better

George Veletsianos Recent announcements by the B.C. and Ontario governments emphasize that institutions of higher education should plan a familiar return to campuses over the next month. Their recommendations call for a return to normal with an eye on backup plans and transitions. But the research my colleagues and I have done suggests that faculty and students hope […]


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