Call for Papers
Second International Seminar on Philosophy of Education
Azim Premji University, Bangalore, India.
May 12-14, 2014
Azim Premji University, Bangalore announces its Second International Seminar on Philosophy of Education to be organized from May 12 to May 14, 2014 in Bangalore.
The First International Seminar on Philosophy of Education in January 2013 witnessed the participation of philosophers and scholars of education from across India, Europe, and North America and presentations on a range of philosophical issues in education. The Second International Seminar on Philosophy of Education is proposed to deliberate on the following themes.
Themes of the Seminar
◦Social Justice and Education
Social justice has always been an important concern in philosophy of education.In India cultural, ethnic and religious diversity coupled with socio-economic disparities makes it especially relevant at present times when privatization of education is on an ascending curve. This theme seeks to explore the questions pertaining to the social role of education and equality.
◦Indian Philosophical Thoughts/ Thinkers and Education
This theme seeks to establish dialogues between Indian philosophical traditions and modern concerns of philosophy of education. Such an engagement promises to enrich philosophy of education through the infusion of fresh philosophical perspectives. The dialogue could also pertain to Indian thinkers/philosophers (both ancient and modern) and their take on education.Further, the elements of Philosophy of Education could be explored in the traditions of Indian Philosophy.
◦Nature of Educational Studies : Curricular and Pedagogic Issues
Many universities in India now are offering Master of Arts in Education or Master of Arts in Educational Studies. These programmes are different from traditional Master of Education (M.Ed.) programmes. The nature and scope of curricula for MA in Education or MA in Educational Studies programmes give rise to many questions that need philosophical considerations For instance, the characterisation of educational studies as a field of liberal study requires resolution before a curriculum with reasonably clear principles of unity can be formulated. This theme is an invitation to explore these and similar questions.
•Policy Issues in Education : Measurement and Assessment,Accountability, Quality in Education
Educational policies in recent times have shown an unprecedented tilt towards nurturing certain kinds of regimes with a claim to ensure better provision and outcomes of education. Some examples are teacher accountability, quality as placement opportunities in higher education and securing admission in college education for school education. Moreover, we are witnessing a refinement of the social purposes of education under the pressure of a globalized economy.Exploration of aims of education in the emerging reform and policy initiatives is itself an important sub theme under the overall theme of policy issues. It is worthwhile to examine the interplay of these issues in education. It is important to examine these concepts from the perspective of what implications they will have on education.
We invite papers on any of the above mentioned themes. Contributions are expected to explore the philosophical significance of the questions emerging within the scope of each theme. However, good quality philosophical papers not falling under any of the above mentioned themes are also welcome.Papers are invited from philosophers of education, philosophers, educationists,practitioners in education and students of education. Authors are advised to limit their contributions to 4500-6000 words. Papers should be prepared for blind review, and sent along with a 300-words abstract on or before January 1, 2014.The papers may be sent either through email to email@example.com or they can be sent to the following address:
Philosophy of Education, Azim Premji University
PES Institute of Technology Campus,
Pixel Park, B Block,
Electronic City, Hosur Road, (Beside NICE Road)
A top sheet containing the following information must be affixed to each contribution:
(i) Author Name(s)
(ii) Title of the Paper
(iii) Designation and Institutional Affiliation
(iv) E-mail ID.
The document should be saved in the name of the author (first author’s name in case of joint authors). Please send the documents either in Windows or Linux Open Office format.
•Paper Submission: January 31, 2014
•Communication for acceptance of the paper: February 20, 2014
•International Seminar: May 12-14, 2014.
Efforts will be made to publish the papers either in internationally noted journal(s) on education as seminar proceedings or as an edited book. The final decision on the issue will be made at the conclusion of the seminar. Authors would therefore be required to submit the final and publishable version of their paper within three months after the conclusion of the Seminar. In view of this policy, authors will be required to provide written consent to submitting the final papers within three months of the conclusion of the seminar, and to allowing publication of their papers either as proceedings in journal(s) or as an edited book.
It may also be noted that the expenses related to travel and accommodation during the Seminar will be borne by the Azim Premji University. This facility will only be available to those whose papers are accepted for presentation.
Members of Seminar Advisory Committee:
•Arindam Chakrabarti, University of Hawaii, Manoa, USA
•C. Seshadri, (Former Principal) Regional Institute of Education, Mysore
•Christopher Winch, Kings College, London, UK
•Gladwin Joseph, Azim Premji University, Bangalore
•Jayshree Mathur, Delhi University, New Delhi
•Padma Sarangapani, Institute of Social and Economic Change, Bangalore
•Rajashree Srinivasan, Azim Premji University, Bangalore
•Rohit Dhankar, Azim Premji University, Bangalore
•Sundar Sarukkai, Manipal University, Manipal
•Venu Narayan, Azim Premji University, Bangalore
About the Philosophy of Education Seminar Series in 2012-2013
We started early in 2012 by announcing a series of Regional Seminars inviting papers to be presented in these seminars. 28 of the shortlisted papers were presented in the Seminars held in Dehradun, Puducherry and Jaipur.Click here for details and papers presented in the Regional Seminars.
In the International Seminar on Philosophy of Education, we took this process further to take stock of trends and character of work that has been done in other parts of the world and to provide exposure to leading contemporary figures in philosophy of education to practitioners in the country. An equally important aspect of this Seminar was to start a dialogue between Philosophy of Education and other disciplines that contribute to the study of Education. Leading academics and educationists in India who have shaped the educational discourse in the country participated in this seminar.
Click here for the International Seminar Brochure
Links and Downloads
Panel discussion on “Knowledge, Culture and Education”
Participants: David Carr, D. C. Phillips, Rohit Dhankar
Moderated by: Venu Narayan
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