2017 the fourth symposium


4-6 July 2017

Jesus College, University of Cambridge

The International Organising Committee is presently inviting proposals for the Fourth Cambridge Symposium on Knowledge in Education. The symposium will bring together researchers and teachers who see knowledge as an object of study that is central to addressing all educational questions. Aimed at exploring the social conditions of knowledge production and exchange as well as its structuring in the curriculum, the symposium’s central concern will be with the promotion of access for all to cognitively powerful forms of knowledge as a principle of social justice and as a means of interrupting the reproduction of social inequality. Especially encouraged are contributions from those currently engaged in empirical enquiries into curricula, pedagogy and assessment that are informed by the family of traditions, such as social realism and Bernsteinian studies, which has established this as a primary focus.

500 word proposals detailing the title, objectives, methods, and main argument or findings of the study must be submitted electronically to Brian Barrett (barrettb@cortland.edu) by 15 December 2016. Notifications regarding the acceptance or rejection of proposals will be sent by 15 January 2017. Attendance by delegates who do not intend to present a paper is also welcomed and encouraged; please email barrettb@cortland.edu by 15 December 2016 for further details.

Draft programme