Education Across the Divide 2020: Challenging Voices

The third annual conference of LSBU's Education 4 Social Justice Research Group Register Now

About this event

Date: 27 February 2020
Location: K3 Lecture Theatre 1 - Southwark Campus
Time: 12:00 - 17:00
Price: £10
Telephone: 020 7815 8182
Organiser: Division of Education

In a political climate and education system in which the dominant narrative often overlooks marginalised voices, this conference engages with theory and practice that gives voice to all stakeholders. It will engage with the voices that challenge and question – drawing on perspectives from within formal and community education, bringing research and practice into dialogue around the issues that matter.

This event will be of interest to researchers, academics and practitioners who want to explore approaches to inclusion in education. This event will also provide an opportunity to network with academics and practitioners within this field.

Workshops and presentation include a range of perspectives on voice in education including:

  • Lee Jerome, Middlesex University: Is student voice enough? Conceptualising child rights education in neoliberal times.
  • Alexis Stones, UCL Institute of Education:  Forum theatre and advocacy: rehearsing agency.
  • Sarah Pearce, Goldsmiths, University of London: Students' personal and professional experiences in academic writing
  • Helen Young, LSBU: Democracy and voice in higher education – the example of course representatives
  • Gianna Knowles, LSBU - Finding your voice through creative pursuits

Provisional programme

12pm - Registration & light lunch

12.30pm - Welcome: Martha Shaw, Lead of Ed4SJ research Group  and Rt Hon Sir Simon Hughes, Chancellor, LSBU


  • Giles Duley, Photographer and founder of Legacy of War Foundation: The power of a story - the photographer Giles Duley tells his own remarkable story and those of the people he documents.
  • James Fornara, Principal Wac Arts College: Why Creativity in Education Matters

1.50pm -Workshop 1

2.25pm -Workshop 2

2.55pm - Refreshment break

3.15pm -Workshop 3

3.50pm - Plenary: 2 ‘lightning presentations’, with discussion chaired by Prof Michelle Moore, LSBU

  • Joshua Heyes, Birmingham University: Religious ‘voice’, relational and sexual justice in Relationships & Sex Education.
  • Michaela  Booth: TBC

5pm -Reception with Performance by Poetic Unity

6pm - Close

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