Education for social justice in education: Human Rights and Intersectionality (5 ects. elective course)
Tutor: Professor Audrey Osler and Associate professor Ådne Valen-Sendstad
Dates: 21, 24 & 25 September 2018 (09.00-16.00)
Venue: University of South-Eastern Norway, Drammen, Norway
Application deadline: 10 August 2018
Seminar for doctoral candidates
In this intensive seminar for doctoral candidates 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 diverse contexts, from a range of disciplinary perspectives. The starting point is that learning communities are not neutral places and educators have a choice about whether to work to interrupt or ignore systemic injustice. Human rights present a utopian vision, recognising multiple identities and offering a moral and legal framework for justice. Intersectionality offers researchers a tool to examine how multiple and interwoven inequalities (related to gender, ethnicity, sexuality, migration status and so on) impact on achievement, citizenship and participation. Through formal presentations, discussions, workshops, guided reading, and preparation for a written paper, participants will have opportunities to discuss research and share experiences in a supportive environment.
Applicants should compete the form required and also write a statement (2 pages maximum) outlining their research and indicating explaining how this seminar will support their research goals. Credit will be given to those who attend the seminar and successfully complete a written paper linked to their research topic. This seminar is designed for registered PhD candidates in social science and education but early career researchers (i.e. those holding post doctoral positions) are also welcome to apply.
How to apply
Canditats from PEDRES and Culturalstudies can apply through StudentWeb
For others: application via Application form to be sent to