The Pakistani communities’ call to action on COVID-19 (Rochdale, UK)

Produced by the PACCT research team: Sophina Choudry, Erica Burman, Julian Williams, Yasmeen Jaina and Sidra Iftikhar (University of Manchester) Co-produced with members of the Rochdale Pakistani communities in the context of COVID-19 We hope that this report will be useful to you in reflecting on the impact of Covid-19 on exacerbating inequalities across many areas in Rochdale, but specifically related to schooling. Downloadable from … Continue reading The Pakistani communities’ call to action on COVID-19 (Rochdale, UK)

Withdrawal to the ‘always already there’: a practice triptych

By Luigi Russi, Patricia Shaw, & Martin Daly I began to notice in my work some time ago that I had got into the habit of letting go of my moorings, of being at home being adrift, trusting that other faculties of sense-making would come to the fore (Daly, 2021). Preamble to the Triptych Central Panel: Social inquiry as dislocation by Luigi Russi This panel … Continue reading Withdrawal to the ‘always already there’: a practice triptych

PhD Courses in the Social Sciences: Developing education for scientific literacy in a changing world

Lecturer: Erik Knain and Alfredo Jornet Gil with guest lecturers: William R. Penuel (University of Colorado, Boulder), Karim Hamza (Stockholm University) and Astrid T. Sinnes (Norwegian University of Life Sciences). Course credits: 3 pts. (ECTS) Course website. Time and place: May 31, 2021–June 1, 2021, University of Oslo, Helga Engs hus and/ or ZoomAdd to calendar Continue reading PhD Courses in the Social Sciences: Developing education for scientific literacy in a changing world

Join the Funds of Identity Alliance

If you would like to be part of the Funds of Knowledge Alliance https://fundsofknowledge.org feel free to contact the organizers: https://fundsofknowledge.org/contact-us/ The mission of the FoK_Alliance is to advance equity in education by providing research and resources about policies and practices that promote justice, inclusion and social cohesion. In particular, the alliance:  – Conducts applied research in collaboration with universities, schools, policymakers, researchers, educators, and other stakeholders; – … Continue reading Join the Funds of Identity Alliance

The 2021 Cultural-Historical Research AERA SIG award winners

On behalf of the AERA Cultural-Historical Award committee, we are pleased to announce our 2021 Cultural-Historical Research AERA SIG award winners! For full announcement, click the following link. These awards recognize our members’ scholarly contributions to research grounded in cultural-historical, sociocultural and activity theoretic approaches in the following three categories: Lifetime Contribution Award, Early Career Award, and Graduate Student Award. Two award winners were chosen … Continue reading The 2021 Cultural-Historical Research AERA SIG award winners

Holding My Breath

A U.S. Election-eve Dream – 2020 On Monday, November 2nd, like many Americans and others around the world,  I went to bed thinking about the presidential election. That night I dreamed that I came upon a glimmering boat dock. The long pier-like structure stretched into the distance, but without a boat in sight. Its metallic construction blended in with the water, reflecting the grey sky … Continue reading Holding My Breath

Taking an agentive stance towards utopian Futures

By André L. L. F. Sales, PhD  – @andreluisleite. The COVID pandemic exposed the reality and consequences of the enormous inequalities characterizing the current living standards in the world. In the field of education, the impacts were so brutal that the United Nations (UN) launched a campaign entitled “Save our Future.” In this piece, I summarize some of these harmful effects, discuss a specific understanding … Continue reading Taking an agentive stance towards utopian Futures

“The Fierce Urgency of Now”

(Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.)[i] Our commitment at this time of continuing struggle against oppression and structural inequalities   By Mind, Culture, and Activity Editorial Collective As we move into 2021, and are likely to confront continuing unprecedented crises, turmoil, and struggles for justice around the globe, the editors of Mind, Culture, and Activity (MCA) share the following statement.This statement is motivated by an acknowledgement of … Continue reading “The Fierce Urgency of Now”

Informal STEM Education Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Exeter

The College wishes to recruit a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to work on a multi-site international longitudinal project evaluating the impact of youth educator programs within informal science learning sites (museums and science centers) on children’s and adolescents’ psychological engagement with and attitudes towards science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).The project is funded by the Wellcome Trust & ESRC and was awarded to Professor Adam Rutland … Continue reading Informal STEM Education Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Exeter