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. Forthcoming events include:
o Launch event: We had a wonderful turn out and plenty of discussion at our launch event on Monday 10th December, 2018, hosted by CIRCY (Centre for Innovation in Child and Youth Research) and CTLR (Centre for Teaching and Learning Research). Photographs and a link to the recording of all presentations are available at the link below. Perpetua Kirby and Rebecca Webb introduced their understanding of transformation and presented three models of education. Mariyam Toor, a masters student, talked about why a schooling in certainty does not prepare young people for a life of uncertainty. Marcelo Staricoff (@MStaricoff), a former scientist and head teacher, talked about the importance of not knowing, and Prof. Saul Becker, the University of Sussex Provost, linked the importance of uncertainty for education and research to the university's transformative focus encouraging ‘disruptive thinkers’. There was plenty of group discussion and play dough modelling, all done with a passion for not knowing. Thank you to everyone who attended and watched by live stream.
Photographs and link to the recording available at:
o Interested Group Meeting: following the launch event, where a lot of interest was expressed for continuing discussions, we are holding another meeting in the spring for all those interested in pursuing spaces for uncertainty and transformation in the day. Date to be announced.
o Student workshops: We are currently developing a student workshop on conformity and transformation, which will be piloted in the spring-term.
If you would like to become involved in any of these events please contact us.