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Paulo Freire and Transformative Education: Changing Lives and Transforming Communities

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‘Education is an act of love, and thus an act of courage’. Paulo Freire

Date: 28th April -1st May 2014

To register your interest please contact Emma Woodward freireconference2014@uclan.ac.uk or telephone +44 (0)1772 894500

Find out more about the conference.

An International four day Conference at Preston, UK

Organised by University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) School of Education and Social Science and The Freire Institute.

The conference is supported by UCLans Distinguished Visitor Programme.

Dates

28th April -1st May 2014
(Full Conference Costs for the 4 days attendance £350, other attendance options available)

* Submission Deadline Extended to 28th February 2014 *

Paulo Freire Video - Lançamento do livro "Nós Dois" - Nita Freire e Paulo Freire

Call for Papers

Broad themes are invited exploring segregated communities, mobility, border crossing, and associated pedagogies, the emphasis being on impact and transformation.

Proposals for presentations should address a range of themes including, but not limited to research, case studies and education promoting and supporting:

  • social mobility, empowerment and conscientization,
  • ability/disability,
  • pedagogical approaches,
  • popular education and the solidarity economy,
  • globalization, internationalization, and transformation,
  • bridging diversity and communities.

Relevance to pedagogical practice and its impact is required.

We encourage presenters to make papers, workshops and posters interactive so as to promote a dialogue around potential contribution and impact on the wider community. Contributions should emphasize transformation and empowerment through research and pedagogical practice.

Submitting Your Proposal

300 word abstract describing the research, link to themes and impact of outcomes by
28th February 2014. Abstracts should be submitted electronically to: freireconference2014@uclan.ac.uk

Please contact Dr. Alethea Melling on amelling@uclan.ac.uk or Dr. Ruth Pilkington on rmhpilkington@uclan.ac.uk for further discussion.

Abstracts will appear in the conference handouts, and online. Selected papers papers will form an edited book addressing pedagogies of diversity and empowerment. Proposals are currently ongoing with Palgrave Macmillan.

Deadline for abstracts: end February 2014
Feedback: February 2014
Final abstracts and draft papers: March 2014

Guidance on Submissions

Papers: 30 minutes including an outline of how the subject of the paper will promote dialogue as well as sharing of practice. Minimum of 20 minutes presentation plus 10 minutes discussion
Poster Presentations: 15 minutes including questions and discussion giving an account of research, experience, evaluation, policy or practice with the emphasis on drawing out lessons for others and engaging participants. Posters will be grouped around themes and encourage broad involvement, dialogue and dissemination.
Workshops: 90 minutes to explore new methods, interventions and approaches. Workshops are expected to maximize interactivity and engagement for participants

Conference Programme

Monday 28th April 2014

10.00 - 11.00 

Registration & Refreshments 

11.00 - 12.00 Conference WelcomeRuth Pilkington, University of Central Lancashire
12.00 - 13.00 Lunch and Networking
13.00 - 14.00 Keynote Speaker, Nita Freire 
14.15 - 15.45

 Paper Session and Workshops

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PAPER: COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

In search for a more engaged university in Scotland. What can we learn from the Brazilian experience of University Extension?
Dr Fernando Lannes Fernandes

Children and young people in dialogue with researchers to create connections in the community and the classroom
Dr Candice Satchwell and Dr Cath Larkins

Bridging social work professional education and community work through co-learning and participation in Parenting Programmes: Initial findings from the Families and Schools Together community partners project
Dr Trish Hafford-Letchfield

PAPER: MIXED

Teacher Education for Maladjustment: Teaching teachers to gallop and canter through the corridors
Deborah Bentley

Learning Disability Theatre; Transforming Notions of Leadership and Ability
Sue Caudle

WORKSHOP

Nurturing musical creativity - a Freirean approach

Dr Aleksander Szram

 15.45 - 16.00

 Refreshmenrts

14.15 - 15.45

Paper Session and Workshops

Room Number - tbc Room Number - tbc Room Number - tbc

PAPER: PEDAGOGY

The ‘pedagogies of partnership’: from Blair to Freire?
Dr John Peters

A pilot evaluation of a Community-based Service Learning pedagogy within an undergraduate Psychology degree
C Lambert, M Diviney, D Cowman, M Ivers, & M Fitzpatrick

Freirean Approach within a Peer Led Programme
Yasmeen Ali

 

PAPER: SOCIAL MOBILITY/INTERNATIONAL

Pedagogical approaches: A case study in peer education
Pecket Well College
Sharing power and celebrating creativity by breaking down class barriers and other traditional power relationships in education!

Pauline Nugent

Conceptual Landscapes of Global Environmental Conscientization:
Theme No. 1: Social mobility, empowerment and conscientization

Mahmood Chandia and Bob Walley

Pedagogic challenges to the hegemony of neo-liberal business and management teaching
Tony Bennett

 

 

WORKSHOP: MIXED

Moving beyond ‘impact’: thinking critically about the role of higher education institutions in social transformation
Dr Victoria Jupp Kina
Jean McEwan-Short

Involvement of NGOs in offering lifelong learning opportunities to un-reached
Dr. Rohini Kashikar Sudhakar

 

19.00 - 20.00

 Networking Soiree/Nita Freire Book Promotion

 

Tuesday 29th April 2014

 

09.00 - 09.45

Registration & Refreshments

09.45 - 10.00 Welcome
10.00 - 11.00

Keynote Speaker, Professor Nizamuddin

11.00 - 11.30 Refreshments
11.30 - 13.00

Paper Session

Room Number - tbc Room Number - tbc Room Number - tbc

PAPER: MIXED
Researching to Transgress and Transform
Deanne Bell

From Brazil with Love?
Youth Participation in Scotland: Key Features and Influences on Practice and Participation
Louise Sheridan

PAPER: COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

aSALT course: evaluation of an experiment in applying Freirian Action-Reflection in activist empowerment
David Mowat

Using TPCK To Build Student Knowledge In a Widening Participation Context
Paul Breen, Rob Clarke, Sam Khan

Paulo Freire and the Politics of Disposability:
Creating Critical Dissent Dialogue

Margaret Ledwith

PAPER: PEDAGOGY

The Four Week Challenge: a highly scaffolded introduction to Computing at University
Nicky Danino, Lesley May, Nick Mitchell

'Tensions and Possibilities in Paulo Freire's Educational Legacy'
Dr Jones Irwin

The ‘Magic’ of Mentoring
Ridwanah Gurjee

 

13.00 - 14.00

Lunch

14.00  -15.00 Keynote SpeakerProfessor Tim Ireland, Federal University of Paraíba, João Pessoa, Brazil
15.00 - 15.15 Refreshments
15.15 - 16.45

Paper Session and Workshops

Room Number - tbc Room Number - tbc Room Number - tbc

PAPER: SOCIAL MOBILITY / INTERNATIONAL

Theme: social mobility, empowerment and conscientzation/pedagogical approaches
Paper: Conscientization and the Student Experience

Lesley Gornall

Conscientization and transformation in the workplace: a new form of workplace democracy for mental health services
Mick McKeown, Fiona Jones & Helen Spandler

Freire and International Development
Terri Bucci & Sarah Schmidt

 

PAPER: SOCIAL MOBILITY/INTERNATIONAL

Pedagogical approaches: A case study in peer education
Pecket Well College
Sharing power and celebrating creativity by breaking down class barriers and other traditional power relationships in education!

Pauline Nugent

Conceptual Landscapes of Global Environmental Conscientization:
Theme No. 1: Social mobility, empowerment and conscientization

Mahmood Chandia and Bob Walley

Pedagogic challenges to the hegemony of neo-liberal business and management teaching
Tony Bennett

 

 

 

WORKSHOP: COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Paulo Freire and Transformative Education: Changing Lives and Transforming Communities
Abstract for workshop/paper submitted

John Player

The role of ‘Inquiry’ - Proposal for an interactive workshop on the application of Appreciative Inquiry towards Changing Lives and Transforming Communities
Tim Slack & Suzanne Quinney

 

16.45 – 17.30

Special/national interest and reading groups

19.30 – 22.00

Conference Dinner at Brockholes - Transport times to be confirmed

Wednesday 30th April 2014

09.15 – 10.00 Registration & Refreshments  
10.00 – 12.00 Workshop 1
 12.00 – 13.00 Lunch
 13.00 – 15.00 Workshop 2
 15.00 – 15.30 Refreshments
 15.30 – 17.30 Case Studies
 19.00 – 21.00 Theatre of the Oppressed

Thursday 1st May

09.15 – 10.00 Registration & Refreshments
10.00 – 12.00 Workshop 3
12.00 – 13.00 Lunch
13.00 – 15.00 Workshop 4
15.00 – 15.30 Refreshments
15.30 - 16.30 Plenary and Closure

Conference Venue

Main Conference Venue - Building TBC, Preston 28th April – 1st May 2014

University of Central Lancashire
Preston
Lancashire
PR1 2HE

Details on directions can be found on our how to find us pages.

Keynote Speakers

Professor Ana Maria (Nita) Freire

Nita Freire was born in Recife, Brazil, on November, 13th, 1933, daughter of a married couple of educators: Aluízio Pessoa de Araújo and Francisca de Albuquerque Araújo, who developed their educational work at Colégio Osvaldo Cruz. From a very early age she had contact with issues concerning ethical, scientific, and moral education.

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Nita went to high school at Colégio Osvaldo Cruz where Paulo Freire, too, was a student, and started to teach the Portuguese Language. At College Nita majored in Pedagogy. Afterwards she obtained a Master's degree (1988) and a Ph.D. (1994) in Education at Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC/SP). In both degrees Nita wrote about the history of illiteracy in Brazil. Her second marriage was to Paulo Freire, in 1988. Here, Nita States, ‘I had the opportunity to learn from him and also from other educators, philosophers and sociologists all over the world; and work in collaboration with him’. Nita was Paulo’s collaborator on three books: Pedagogy of hope, Teachers as Cultural Workers and Letters to Cristina. She compiled a book with the financial help of the University of Oldenburg (Germany), and with with several Freirean educators from Europe, the United States, Latin America and Brazil --- A pedagogia da libertação em Paulo Freire. (The pedagogy of liberation in Paulo Freire). When she was chosen by Paulo as his legal representative to handle his unpublished work and all works written after 1988, Nita stopped teaching at universities or colleges. Now, her time is dedicated almost exclusively to caring for and continuing Paulo’s legacy by lecturing in Brazil, Europe, Latin America and the United States of America, and by writing prefaces and notes for various publications worldwide. She taught History of Education in Brazil in Colleges and Universities in the city of São Paulo for many years, including a course on the Pedagogy of the Oppressed within the Paulo Freire Chair for doctorate and master’s students at PUC/SP after Paulo Freire died.

Nita compiled and edited three of Paulo’s books after his death: Pedagogy of Indignation, Daring to Dream: Toward a Pedagogy of the Unfinished, and Pedagogia da tolerância, not yet translated into English. She has written several books, magazine articles and chapters for many books. Recently she wrote Paulo's biography, Paulo Freire: uma historia de vida, also not yet translated into English. For this book, Nita Freire won 2nd place in Prêmio Jabuti-2007, the most important literary award in Brazil under the category “Best Biography”. Nita Ana Maria Araújo Freire.

Professor Mohammad Nizamuddin, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Gujrat, Pakistan

Prof. Dr Mohammad Nizamuddin became Vice-Chancellor of the University of Gujrat in 2006. Prior to his current role he served as HEC foreign faculty professor in Punjab University's Department of Sociology. Dr Nizamuddin’s role incorporates teaching PhD and Masters level courses; supervising PhD dissertations; coordinating the department's PhD program and serving as a member of the Doctoral Program Coordinating Committee (DPCC). Apart from teaching, he has served as a member of HEC Curriculum Committees for reviewing and revising syllabi of Rural Sociology and Geography.

Prof. Dr Nizamuddin has returned to his home country with a mission to serve the promotion and development of higher education. His vision is to make the University of Gujrat a world Class University, by developing well trained human resources to meet the growing needs of industries, government and Pakistan’s civil society.

Prof. Dr Nizamuddin has an accomplished academic and administrative record. He completed his PhD at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, received his Masters from the University of Chicago, and his BA Honors and Masters in Social Work at the University of Karachi. Immediately after completing his PhD he taught as Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Prof. Dr Nizamuddin later joined the United Nations, enjoying a distinguished career.

He served the United Nations for 24 years where he held several senior positions in Jordan, Egypt, and Ethiopia and as Director for the Asia and Pacific region and as Director for Technical Policy and Development at the UN Head quarters, New York.

Professor Tim Ireland of The Federal University of Paraíba (UFPb), João Pessoa, Brazil

Tim Ireland is Associate Professor, Dean of the Provost's Office and Adviser for International Affairs at the Federal University of Paraíba (UFPb), João Pessoa, Brazil. Has has worked as an academic in the field of education at UFPb since 1979, with breaks for assignments to UNESCO and the Ministry of Education.

He was Education Specialist assigned to the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), 2008-11, and Director of Education for Youth and Adults at the Department of Continuing Education, Literacy and Diversity, Ministry of Education, Brazil, 2004-7.

He has wide experience in education, including public policy education for youth and adults, international political adult education, education, globalization and higher education.

He has a long-standing interest in the work and pedagogical practice of Paulo Freire and has participated in many research and practical projects related to Freire's pedagogy.

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Full Conference Attendance inc Workshops (28th April – 1st May) - £350 (Student/Charity cost £250)
Day Conference Attendance (28th or 29th April) - £125 (Student/Charity cost £80)

Day Workshop Attendance (30th April or 1st May) - £80 (Student/Charity cost £45)

Conference Dinner 29th April 2014: £40

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Conference Delegate Rates will be:

Full Conference Attendance inc Workshops (28th April – 1st May) - £350 (Student/Charity cost £250)

Day Conference Attendance (28th or 29th April) - £125 (Student/Charity cost £80)

Day Workshop Attendance (30th April or 1st May) - £80 (Student/Charity cost £45)

Conference Dinner 28th April 2014: £40

Accommodation

The Park Hotel: 209 Tulketh Road, Ashton, Preston, PR2 1ES

Telephone: 01772 726250
Fax: 01772 723743
Email: info@parkhotelpreston.co.uk
Website: http://www.parkhotelpreston.co.uk

UCLan rates: Bed and breakfast Single room £48.00, Bed and breakfast Double room £55.00, a further 10% reduction for bookings of 4 nights or more, please ring for availability - please quote rate code UCLan.


Preston International Legacy Hotel, Marsh Lane, Preston, PR1 2YF

Telephone: 0844 411 9028
Website: http://www.legacy-hotels.co.uk/legacy-preston

UCLan rates: Bed and breakfast Single room £59.50, Bed and breakfast Double room £73.50.


Premier Inn Preston Central, Fox Street, Preston, PR1 2AB

Telephone: 0871 527 8908
Website: http://www.premierinn.com/en/hotels/preston 

UCLan rates (2011): Bed and breakfast Single room £53.00, Bed and breafast Double room £58.00, Room only £48.00 - Special offer rates may be available online, however these will be non-refundable.


Holiday Inn, The Ringway, Preston, PR1 3AU

Telephone: 01772 567071
Fax: 01772 204842
Email: reservations@hipreston.com  
Website: http://www.hipreston.com

UCLan rates: £72.00 bed and breakfast - please quote rate code UCLan


Marriott Hotel, Garstang Road, Broughton, Preston. PR3 5JB

Telephone: 01772 864087 (Select option 1)
Fax: 01772 861728
Email: london.regional.reservations@marriott.com  
Website: http://marriott.com/hotels/travel/blkbp-preston-marriott-hotel/?corporateCode=UI9&app=resvlink

UCLan rates:  Room only £89.00 - please quote rate code XWQP / University of Central Lancashire when speaking to reservations.  Bed and breakfast £97.00 - please quote rate code XWQQ / University of Central Lancashire when speaking to reservations.