27 SES 02 A, Sharing Ideas for Passionate, Radical and Innovative Approaches to Didactics, Teaching and Learning (Part 1): Action, Practice and Space
Symposium: to be continued in 27 SES 03 A
Purpose and Research Question
This double Symposium is composed of 6 Position Papers on the theory, philosophy, practice and research of didactics as an educational discipline and teaching and learning as the field of research of didactics. The author of each Position Paper takes up a particular position on what they see as some of the key theoretical, philosophical or practical issues in teaching and learning and presents a paper from their invested position. Our motivation is the belief that education should aim to promote self-fulfilment and self-determination, and is a public good in a pluralistic democracy. We use educational theory construction to clarify our objectives and increase the certainty of the positions we hold. Our question is: how can didactics contribute to these aims?
The objective of the Position Papers Symposium is to raise issues for debate, encourage exchange of ideas, and generate a basis for further analytical work. To meet this end, a “Position Paper’ methodology has been chosen. This approach will enable each presenter to put forward a way of thinking and/or doing didactics/ teaching and learning that they feel passionate about. Each presenter will put forward their own distinctive 'take' on a topic, use their own methods, and will talk about how their perspective or ‘position’ has informed their practice, or how they envisage it might do so in the future. The position papers offer eclectic and innovative ways of thinking about didactics, teaching and learning. They aim to be methodologically, theoretically and philosophically provocative.
Position Paper authors will:
- Present a particular view of didactics, teaching and learning issues that they feel strongly about;
- Present their concerns with passion and partiality;
- Create an opportunity space to raise controversial ideas, innovative ways of thinking, and propose new forms of pedagogical praxis.
By encouraging engaged debate, the Symposium will offer ways of thinking about didactics and teaching and learning practices in ways which:
- Critique dominant, hegemonic and/or marketised practices in education;
- Build theory on teaching and learning;
- Speak to past traditions and theories to look for resolutions to contemporary pedagogic problems;
- Articulate potential alliances and productive dissonances in European didactics and Anglophone teaching and learning traditions;
- Stimulate debate which can promote hopeful, innovative pragmatic interventions in teaching and learning
The Symposium offers attendees, including newer researchers, a space to engage with some strong value-laden arguments from particular and invested ‘positions’; and to thereby to articulate their own ‘Positions’. As a whole, the Symposium points to the scope, breadth and depth of some current and historical thinking in didactics/ teaching and learning.
The outcomes will include:
- The articulations of ‘positions’ which will lead to theory building
- Explication of a range of approaches which provoke discussion and debate around the variations between different national didactics and teaching and learning traditions
- Sharing new methodological approaches to take forward the field;
- Sharing examples of putting philosophy into practice;
- Contribution of an intellectual space for the discussion of didactics for experienced and newer researchers within Network 27;
- Identify new opportunities for research collaborations on shared topics of interest.
00. Central Events (Keynotes, EERA-Panel, EERJ Round Table, Invited Sessions)
Network 1. Continuing Professional Development: Learning for Individuals, Leaders, and Organisations
Network 2. Vocational Education and Training (VETNET)
Network 3. Curriculum Innovation
Network 4. Inclusive Education
Network 5. Children and Youth at Risk and Urban Education
Network 6. Open Learning: Media, Environments and Cultures
Network 7. Social Justice and Intercultural Education
Network 8. Research on Health Education
Network 9. Assessment, Evaluation, Testing and Measurement
Network 10. Teacher Education Research
Network 11. Educational Effectiveness and Quality Assurance
Network 12. LISnet - Library and Information Science Network
Network 13. Philosophy of Education
Network 14. Communities, Families and Schooling in Educational Research
Network 15. Research Partnerships in Education
Network 16. ICT in Education and Training
Network 17. Histories of Education
Network 18. Research in Sport Pedagogy
Network 19. Ethnography
Network 20. Research in Innovative Intercultural Learning Environments
Network 22. Research in Higher Education
Network 23. Policy Studies and Politics of Education
Network 24. Mathematics Education Research
Network 25. Research on Children's Rights in Education
Network 26. Educational Leadership
Network 27. Didactics – Learning and Teaching
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