Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Training Workshop on Curriculum Studies and Critical Theory

Course on Curriculum Studies and Critical Theory

Organized by: Bharat Ratna Dr B.R. Ambedkar University Delhi (AUD)

Dates: 19-23 October 2009

Venue: AUD Campus, Sector 9, Dwarka, New Delhi

The main component of the Course is a Workshop to be conducted by Professor Michael Apple, John Bascom Professor of Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Policy Studies, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, U.S.A. In addition to the workshop, the course will also include a pre-workshop reading module and a post-workshop project work.

The course will focus on:
  • Politics of education and the relationship between knowledge and power
  • Emergence of critical theories and transformatory potential of education
  • Examination of current educational reform models and the re-creation of inequality
  • Possibility of reforms that have the potential to interrupt dominance

The course is intended for educators (teachers, teacher educators), researchers and activists in the field of education. It will be equivalent to a 2 credit coursework at the Master’s level and will be acknowledged with a certificate from AUD.

Those selected for participation in the course will be sent a set of readings by 5 September 2009. Based on these readings a written submission of 1000 words is expected from each participant on or before 1 October 2009. Invitation to the workshop would depend on this pre-workshop submission. At the end of the course, a written assignment or a project report is expected from the participants. Certificates will be awarded on the basis of the pre-workshop submission, participation in the workshop and the post-workshop assignment or project report. All readings, discussions and submissions will be in English.

Applications for the workshop may be sent in the prescribed format along with curriculum vitae and an “Expression of Interest” (in about 300 words). Selection to participate in the workshop will be made on the basis of all these.

There is no course fee. The participants will have to arrange for stay (in the case of outstation participants) and local transport.

Application forms can be downloaded here. Completed application forms with CV, and Expression of Interest should be sent by post to Ambedkar University, Delhi (AUD), Sector-9, Dwarka, New Delhi 110075 or by email to ambedkaruniversitydelhi[at]gmail.com. Last date of submission of application is 25 August 2009.

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