The TRANSFORM-iN Education organises and attends events for researchers and teaching professionals to explore the balance of conformity and transformation in schooling, including the tensions in pursuing both goals. These spaces value uncertainty and not too quickly or narrowly deciding how to respond to such challenges.
Latest event: OBJECTS THAT MATTER
This is an exhibition and workshops, at the Jubilee Library, Brighton, on Saturday 6th November 2021, as part of the ESRC Festival of Science. The exhibited objects have been chosen and exchanged by children and young people in India (West Bengal), Ecuador (lowland Chocó) and UK (Brighton). We will also be showing a short film about why these objects say something to them about their environment.
There are two workshops:
1. A 'drop in' for children to (up to 12). 11am-12noon. For more information, see here.
2. A group inquiry for young people (aged 12 to 21) to discuss the questions that an exhibition of objects raise for how we might live sustainably across the globe. 11-12noon. More information and to book a place, see here.
Example Previous Events
A workshop at the Brighton & Hove Head Teachers 2021 conference, talking about how to decolonise the climate change curriculum. (Slides available to the right)
A workshop on the PREVENT strategy for teachers from six different schools. We engaged in a community inquiry, with staff deciding the focus of the discussion. Together they discussed their response to the strategy, in relation to their own values, concerns and the relevance to their practice.
In partnership with the Sussex Wildlife Trust, we have run INSET training, and online training for the South Downs National Park, on the role of outdoor education for supporting children and young people to engage with the uncertainties in their lives, including climate change, Covid-19 and others.
A workshop with teachers on uncertainty at the NEU national conference, 2019.
If you or your school are interested in exploring how to engage with uncertainties in an education setting, do please get in touch.