ECER 2023– NW 21 Special Call

Experiencing Diversity in Education: Between Dialogue and Repression
NW 21 Education and Psychoanalysis

ECER theme this year is ‘the Value of Diversity in Education and Educational Research’. Linking education and psychoanalysis, the concept of diversity could be used about a human subject divided by his ‘unconscious’. Freud himself considered that ‘The ego is not master in its own house’ (1917). In this perspective, diversity is internal to the subject. Diversity may be a source of enrichment through dialogue (internal and external), but also a source of repression or even expulsion. Researchers are invited to submit contributions questioning the notion of diversity from this perspective, especially in the groups they work with.
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