Dr Gurnham Singh from Coventry University talks to Mogs Russell from the Workers Education Association in Birmingham, UK. The discussion explores the history, politics, practices and ideas associated with the Workers Education Association and the role of popular and informal education more generally.
In this lecture, Maggi Savin-Baden, Director of the Learning Innovations Group at Coventy University, gives an overview of the history of the group and some of the exciting projects that are currently underway or in the pipeline.
Pirate Philosophy explores how the development of various forms of so-called internet piracy are affecting ideas of authorship, intellectual property, copyright law, fair use, patent, trademark, content creation and cultural production that were established pre-internet.
Professor Gary Hall looks at a number of ways in which the Arts and Humanities can engage their ideas outside of the traditional field of academic publishing, and how open access has the potential to liberate academia from its many constraints.
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Dr Stephen Cowden, Senior Lecturer in Social Work at Coventry University discusses the idea of critical pedagogy. He explores the relationship between critical pedagogy, emancipation and Marxian thought.
Specifically, he highlights the contributions made by the Brazilian radical educationalist, Paulo Freire and the French sociologist and public intellectual Pierre Bourdieu to his own understanding and application of critical pedagogy.
Dr Annie Pullen, Course Director for the BA Social Work course at Coventry University, shares some of the ways she has sought to apply Socratic Dialogue to teaching a 1st year module on the ‘principles of social work’.
She argues that the best way to develop ethical practice is to engage students in a process of practical reasoning and building character and virtue.
Dr Kleiman offers a deep historical critique of the notion of creativity and the way that in some senses it has become kind of creed. Nobody denies the importance of creativity, but nobody can agree what it is and where it comes from.
He goes onto to discuss a wide range of conceptions of creativity, from those based on psychological theories of the mind to those rooted in philosophy and cultural. The presentation ends with Dr Kleiman sharing some research that he has conducted on academics and their own ideas ( and fears!) about creativity and creative pedagogies.
This lecture was given by David Morris to Final Year undergraduate engineering students on March 12 2007.
It explores the potential impacts of shifts in digital technologies on the future of higher education.