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AGENCY Conference 2012

Agency Conference 2012

Agency2012 Conference Poster

Researching Agency in Educational Contexts: Theories and Methods

  • How can research in educational settings further our understanding of human agency?
  • How do existing theories of agency influence the choice of research methods and practices within educational settings?

**Deadline for submissions for the conference has passed**

The Agency Conference 2012 will be held on the 11-12th of June, 2012 at the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge, in special collaboration with:

Dr. John Potter
Senior Lecturer
Programme Leader, MA Media, Culture & Communication
London Knowledge Lab
Institute of Education, University of London

Dr. John Potter

Current research interests: 
- Digital video production by young learners
- Cultural practices and new literacies: memory, self -representation and curatorship;
- The use of social software and online networks for publication and learning;
- Media education: Investigating ICT, creative activity and learner agency;
- Issues in ICT in Education: Social, cultural and political aspects of pedagogy in its relationship to technology;
- The changing nature of teaching and learning in response to the pervasive use of media technologies, computer games and other online environments in        formal and informal settings.

Jaakko Hilppö
Agents project, Learning Bridges Research Network,
Department of Teacher Education, University of Helsinki
(+358) 405334643

Jaakko Hilppö

Current research interests:
- Children's agency and well being
- Participatory research methods

Diego DiMasi
Postdoctoral Researcher
Department of Philosophy, Sociology, Education and Applied
Psychology (FISPPA),
University of Padova

Diego DiMasi

Current research interests:
- Agency and participatory methods
- Citizenship education, curriculum and educational design
- Philosophy for children programme