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DEWEY 2016: Programme

Conference Programme

(subject to revision)

The programme outline is below. The full programme can be downloaded here.

Panellists for Friday's discussion on "John Dewey – too toxic for policy?" are Richard Pring, Linda Stone, and Melissa Benn.

Details of the six practitioner session presenters will be posted soon – they include teachers and children aged 11-18 from a range of school in the UK and Europe undertaking democratic education initiatives, plus innovative adult educators and their students. These sessions will blend presentation, demonstration and workshop-style engagement with the audience.

Details of presenters and sessions will be released with the full programme by the end of July. At this time we will encourage delegates to download and use the conference app to navigate the programme more quickly, mark and organise their choice of sessions, stay up to date with changes, and to reduce printing.

Wednesday 28th September

1.00–2.00 Arrival/registration

2.00–2.30 Welcome : Geoff Hayward (Head, Faculty of Education); Geoff Ward (Principal, Homerton College)

2.30–4.00 Keynote 1: Barbara Stengel 

4.00–4.30 Tea/Coffee 

4.30–6.00 Parallel Sessions (1)

6.30          Dinner, Homerton College Great Hall

Thursday 29th September

9.30–11.00   Parallel Sessions (2)

11.00–11.25 Tea/Coffee

11.25–12.40 Practitioner Presentations 

12.40–1.35   Lunch

1.35–2.50     Practitioner Presentations 

2.50-3.15      Tea/Coffee


3.15–4.30     Keynote 2: Alison Peacock 

4.30–6.30     Coach to University of Cambridge Primary School

7.30             Conference Dinner

Friday 30th September

9.30–11.00   Parallel Sessions (3)

11.00–11.30 Tea/Coffee 

11.30–1.00   Keynote 3: Rosa Bruno-Jofre

1.00–2.00      Lunch 

2.00–3.30     Panel session / selected papers

3.30–4.00     Tea/Coffee

4.00–5.30     Parallel Sessions (4)

Saturday 1st October

9.30–11.00   Parallel Sessions (5)

11.00-11.30  Tea/Coffee

11.30–1.00   Keynote 4: Gert Biesta

1.00–2.00     Lunch

2.00–4.00           Unstructured time to pursue shared goals