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A bilateral Finland-UK symposium on the role of education in addressing societal polarization funded by the Finnish Institute London, and part of the conveners’ Academy of Finland research grant ‘Growing up radical? The role of educational institutions in guiding young people’s worldview construction’

This symposium aims to offer some critical multi-disciplinary analyses of these geopolitical complexities by focusing on young people’s values and worldviews constructions. With particular regard, then, to impacts on the identity construction of children and youth residing in Europe, the symposium and the research team have specific interests in developing new multi-disciplinary framings of knowledge and understanding of: (1) how school and teacher education contributes to creating and or ameliorating those societal tensions that for some young people may lead to the development of extremist worldviews; (2) community contexts and their role in developing self-knowledge, identity, resilience and approaches to risk amongst young people; (3) critical conceptual interrogation of ‘extremism’, ‘radicalisation’, ‘resilience’, ‘identity’, ‘worldview’.

Numbers for this event are strictly limited, to ensure a place at the symposium advance booking and registration must be made to Liam Gearon at liam.gearon@education.ox.ac.uk

A reception will follow from 17.30 at Harris Manchester College,  hosted by Professor Jane Shaw, Principal of Harris Manchester College and Pro Vice-Chancellor, University of Oxford

About the speakers

Professor Ann Phoenix is a Professor of Psychosocial Studies at UCL Institute of Education

Professor Essi Viding is a Professor of Development Psychopathology at the Faculty of Brain Sciences, University College London

Professor Quassim Cassam is a Professor of  Philosophy at the Department of Philosophy, Warwick University

Professor Masooda Bano is a Professor of Development Studies at the Department of International Development, University of Oxford

Professor Arto Kallioniemi  is a Professor of Religious Education at the University of Helsinki, and UNESCO Chair on Values, Dialogue and Human Rights

Additional Conveners

Dr Saija Benjamin, Faculty of Educational Sciences, University of Helsinki

Dr Pia-Maria Niemi, Faculty of Educational Sciences, University of Helsinki

About The Department of Education

In 2019, the University of Oxford’s Department of Education celebrates the 100th year since the passing of a statute creating what was known in 1919 as the University Department for the Training of Teachers. To celebrate our centenary a year-long series of activities will be delivered to address some of the department’s top initiatives for 2019, answer some of the big questions facing education today and to reveal the advancements the department has made to the study of and research in the field of education. Join us as we mark our 100th year and discover more about our anniversary here.

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The English Medium Instruction (EMI) Symposium is a one-day symposium held every other year at the University of Oxford, Department of Education for students, researchers, and practitioners to convene and discuss the latest trends, experiences and findings in research on the teaching of academic subjects through English. The symposium invites keynote speakers to share their work on EMI, offering a global perspective with experts from different countries presenting on the realities of EMI in their local context.

This year, the symposium is pleased to announce Professor David Lasagabaster (University of the Basque Country),  and Yuen Yi Lo, (Associate Professor, The University of Hong Kong) as its keynote speakers. In addition, a number of individual presentations will also be delivered by students, researchers, and practitioners from across the EMI field.

The event is open to the public and registration is required.

About the speakers

David Lasagabaster is Professor of Applied Linguistics at the university of the Basque Country. His research interests revolve around bilingualism and multilingualism, language attitudes and motivation, EFL, CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning), EMI (English-medium Instruction), and Internationalisation in Higher Education. He is currently leading a research project on’ Team teaching in English-Medium instruction programmes at university’ in which seven European universities are involved.

Yuen Yi Lo is an Associate Professor in the Division of English Language Education of the Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong. She is also the Deputy Director of the Master of Education programme. She received her doctorate at the University of Oxford and has previously worked at the Hong Kong Education University. Her research interests include bilingual education, Medium of Instruction policy, code-switching, cross-curricular collaboration and assessment. Her research has been published in Review of Educational Research, International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, Language Teaching Research and Language and Education.

For more information email: emisymposium@gmail.com

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

In 2019, the University of Oxford’s Department of Education celebrates the 100th year since the passing of a statute creating what was known in 1919 as the University Department for the Training of Teachers. To celebrate our centenary a year-long series of activities will be delivered to address some of the department’s top initiatives for 2019, answer some of the big questions facing education today and to reveal the advancements the department has made to the study of and research in the field of education. Join us as we mark our 100th year and discover more about our anniversary here.

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