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Authority and the Teacher

Authority and the Teacher

29 Oct 2014 1:45PM - 29 Oct 2014 6:00PM

Description:

The notions of authority in education has become an increasingly negative concept, regarded by some as championed only by the rigid traditionalists and those who cling on to outdated educational theory and philosophy. 'Authority and the Teacher', seeks to overturn the notion that authority is a restrictive force within education, serving only to stifle creativity and drown out the vice of the student. William H. Kitchen argues that any education must have, as one of its cornerstones, a component which encourages the fullest development of knowledge, which serves as the great educational emancipator. In this version of knowledge-driven education, the teacher's authority should be absolute, so as to ensure that the teacher has the scope to liberate their pupils. The pupil, in the avoidance of ignorance, can thus embrace what is rightfully theirs; the inheritance of intellectual riches passed down through time. By invoking the work of three major philosophers - Polanyi, Oakeshott and Wittgenstein - as well as contributions from other key thinkers on authority, William Kitchen underpins previous claims for the need for authority in education with the philosophical clout necessary to ensure these arguments permeate modern mainstream educational thinking. 

Schedule

1:45pm – 2:00pm    Arrival and Registration
2:00pm – 2:10pm    Welcome 
Professor Paul Connolly, Head of School of Education
2:10pm – 2:50pm    Authority and the Teacher William H. Kitchen
2:50pm – 3:30pm    The death of the progressive, constructivist curriculum in Northern Ireland Mr Robert McCartney QC
3:30pm – 3:50pm    Break
3:50pm – 4:30pm    Sociological and Historical Authority
 Professor Frank Furedi
4:30pm – 5:00pm    Discussion and Questions

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Venue: Canada room and Council Chamber, Lanyon Building, QUB
Booking info: This is a free event please register with Jan Speer, jan.speer@qub.ac.uk

Inaugural Lecture - Prof Joanne Hughes

Inaugural Lecture - Prof Joanne Hughes

19 Nov 2014 5:00PM - 19 Nov 2014 7:30PM

Description: Inaugural Lecture - Professor Joanne Hughes Title: ‘Plugging the gap’: shared education and the promotion of intergroup relations through schools Joanne is Professor of Education and Director of the Centre for Shared Education in the School of Education at Queen’s University Belfast. Her research expertise is in inter-group relations and the role of education in divided societies and her work, spanning more than 20 years, has included in-depth qualitative analyses and large scale surveys. Find out more at: www.qub.ac.uk/cse
Venue: Council Chamber, QUB.
Booking info: To register, email June at j.clawson@qub.ac.uk

Irish Penal Laws

Irish Penal Laws

21 Feb 2015 10:00AM - 21 Feb 2015 4:00PM

Description: The Penal Laws were a series of laws enacted in Ireland against Roman Catholics and Protestant dissenters, such as the Presbyterians. This course will consider the motivations and reasons behind the legislation, how coherent a penal code is actually presented, the nature of the laws and their impact. The day will end by considering the eventual repeal of the laws through the Relief Acts passed at the end of the eighteenth century and the transformative endeavours of Daniel O’Connell in the early nineteenth century.
Venue: Queen's Campus
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Public Speaking, Group 2

Public Speaking, Group 2

28 Feb 2015 10:00AM - 28 Feb 2015 4:00PM

Description: Many people fear speaking in front of others. If this is you and you have to make presentations, whether at work or socially, then why not come along to this friendly and practical course over 2 Saturdays. You will learn how to handle nerves, how to prepare and present your material as well as yourself and make the most of your voice. You will have the opportunity to deliver a variety of presentations, receive feedback and pick up useful tips along the way. It will help boost your confidence too.
Venue: Queen's Campus Belfast
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