Conference Archive PESA Conference 2017


Birth, Death and Rebirth: Does philosophy of education need a new Subject?
Crowne Plaza, Newcastle, Australia   1-5 Dec 2017


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          Friday 1 December 2017

09:00 - 12:00

Pre Conference Executive Meeting (Invitation Only)
Venue: Harbour Boardroom

11:00 - 14:00

Optional Pre Conference Touring Options

16:00 - 18:00

Public Panel Discussion: Why Teach Philosophy and Ethics in Schools?
Panel Members: 
Dr Laura D'Olimpio, Chairperson, the Federation of Australasian Philosophy in Schools Associations and Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame Australia.
Professor Rob Wilson, Professor of Philosophy at La Trobe University.
Professor Sandra Lynch, Director of the Institute of Ethics and Society at the University of Notre Dame Australia.
Dr Janet Orchard, Senior Lecturer in Education, University of Bristol, UK.
Dr Sue Knight, curriculum author for Primary Ethics, NSW.

Venue: King & Macquarie Rooms

             Saturday 2 December 2017

08:00 - 09:15

Venue: Pre Function Foyer

09:15 - 9:45

Conference Opening
Venue: King & Macquarie Rooms

09:45 - 10:45

Indigenous Opening Keynote
Exploring Cultural Connotations of Birth and Death
A/Prof Maree Gruppetta

Venue: King & Macquarie Rooms

10:45 - 11:15

Morning Tea
Venue: Pre Function Foyer

Strand 1 - Hannell Room

Strand 2 - Dobell Room

Strand 3 - Bela Room

Strand 4 - Breakwater

Strand 5 - King & Macquarie

11:15 - 11:45

#144 Imaginaries for governance in a crisis of extinction.  Indigenous ontological considerations for endgames

#54 The Big Chill and Ways to Warm Up the Academy:  A Philosophical Inquiry into Gendered Experiences in Higher Education

#68 Equity and a Beautiful Life - A Somewhata Different Approach to Diversity, Inclusion and Equal Educational Opportunity

#89 Companion Grief: Encountering, Sensing and Educating on Death and Loss in The Anthropocene

#128 Symposium
Na volta que mundo deu, Na volta que mundo da: Ritualised initiations and personal transformations in Capoeira, the Afro-Brazilian martial art

A collective auto-ethnographic exploration of learning in Capoeira's roda: The ritual space of the Afro-Brazilian martial art 
Dr Robert Parkes

Berimbau Chamou Pra Jogar: The philosophy of Capoeira as expressed through it's music
Ms Rebekah Parkes

Embodying and translating Capoeira: Implications for decolonising pedagogy
Ms Phoebe Everingham & Dr Robert Parkes

Prof Makere Stewart-Harawira

Dr Liz Jackson & Dr Kanako Ide

Dr Christoph Teschers

Prof Karen Malone

11:45 - 12:15

#20 Post-human subjectivity and the spirit of the collective: Traversing Pasifika education research

#14 Death and rebirth of bored classroom

#34 Little Ego Deaths in the Social Justice Classroom: Reflections on student resistance from the perspective of existential and Buddhist psychologies

#72 Philosophy for Teachers (P4T): renewing philosophy implicitly into pre-service teacher education

Ms Jacoba Matapo

Mr T.J. Anselmo Bae

Dr Remy Low

Dr Janet Orchard

12:15 - 12:45

#133 'Ring-a-Ring-a-Roses': Health and Wellbeing as learning in an early childhood education degree

#95 Hannah Arendt: natality as ethical education

#59 Rethinking roles and relationships between researchers and teachers in participatory research in schools

#60 Business Paradigm of VET education

Ms Nicky de Lautour & A/Prof Andrew Gibbons

Dr Petra Brown

A/Prof Ulrika Bergmark

Ms Sonal Nakar & Mr Mark Olssen

12:45 - 13:45

Venue: Pre Function Foyer & Seasalt Restaurant

Strand 1 - Hannell Room

Strand 2 - Dobell Room

Strand 3 - Bela Room

Strand 4 - Breakwater

Strand 5 - King & Macquarie

13:45 - 14:15

#146 Old cultures and Older stories: The educative potential in engagement of Australian students through understanding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. 

#2 (Re-)Birthing the Self as Professional in Biotechnology

#81 Symposium
Bridging the disciplinary divide between philosophy and developmental science in teacher education

Bridging the disciplinary divide in our chapter in Joldersma (2016) Neuroscience and education: A philosophical appraisal
Dr Derek Sankey 

Philosophy and pre-service teachers' beliefs in neuromyths: A call for remedial action
Dr Minkang Kim 

Beyond attachment theory: Philosophically reconceptualising the relationship between early childhood educators and young children
Ms Sae Me Lee

#21 Coming back to zero: A self-education approach based on Zen Buddhist philosophies

#36 The Death of the Academic

Mr Michael Donovan

A/Prof Gloria Dall'Alba

Prof Chia Ling Wang

Prof Peter Roberts

14:15 - 14:45

#73 Should Multicultural Education Be Neutral?

#56 Re-imagining the post-human educative subject in counsellor education: a diffractive analysis of how tears came to matter in the ongoing and iterative (re)(con)figuring of counsellor-in-training subjectivities.

#23 Dao & Ethics: Birth, Seemingly Death, and Rebirth of Educational Philosophy

#55 Deepening academic freedom as a conscious disclosure in New Zealand

Mr Cong Lin

Ms Shanee Barraclough

Prof Xu Di

Mr Simon McLellan

14:45 - 15:15

#82 The Educational Responsibility and Opportunity for Evaluating Feng Shui in Classrooms

#3 Learning to live, learning to die:  tracing Cixous's and Derrida's encounters on mortality

#102 Beyond Death and Birth toward Life's Infinite Meaning: Confucianism and Daoism  on the Rebirth of Human Being(s)

#48 A sketchy subject:  towards rethinking subjectivity in a post-neo-liberal world

A/Prof Michael Matthews

Dr Yael Klangwisan

Prof Meiyao Wu

Prof Nesta Devine

15:15 - 15:45

Afternoon Tea
Venue: Pre Function Foyer

Strand 1 - Hannell Room

Strand 2 - Dobell Room

Strand 3 - Bela Room

Strand 4 - Breakwater

Strand 5 - King & Macquarie

15:45 - 16:15

#123 Less-Reductive Relationality and its Significance for Learning and Practices

#63 Teaching with educational endings: occupations as ways of being-doing-knowing and as creativity units

#62 Teaching and learning to die well

#29 Nowhere || Erewhon

#79 Symposium

Is there a need for the rediscovery of teaching?
Prof Gert Biesta 

Re-discovering the teaching in teacher education
Dr Janet Orchard 

When Learning Happens: Student Evaluations and Student Freedom
Dr Liz Jackson 

 After the rediscovery of teaching, can educators reclaim it?
Dr Scott Webster

Prof David Beckett

A/Prof John Quay

Dr Jae Park

A/Prof David R. Cole

16:15 - 16:45

#130 Schools as Social Spaces: Insights from Hannah Arendt

#76 Truth and Education: A Comparison between the Concept of Truth in Maritain and Dewey

#77 Death and Rebirth in Play: The Mythological Structure of Hide and Seek

#61 The agentic space within an institutionalized milieu: The interplay between resistant culture, alienation and cultural capitalism

Ms Rowena Azada-Palacios

Assistant Research Fellow Katia Lenehan

Mr Gerald Argenton

Prof Tien-Hui Chiang & Prof Qian Zhou

16:45 - 17:15

#139 The Touch of Love: The vibrant space between teacher and student, some postcritical suggestions and an Ovidian offer

#91 Teacher as Initiator

#50 A Study of the Teacher-Student Relationship in a Flipped learning Class Environment: Buber's Philosophy as the Foundation of Flipped Learning

#18 Convergence at any cost? Technocracy and diversity in civic education

Ms Aleksandra Glabinska Kelly

Ms Yasuko Miyazaki

Prof Shin Chang-Ho, Dr Park Innwoo, Dr Jiyoon Han, & Dr Songyi Beak

A/Prof Peter Strandbrink

17:30 - 18:30

Welcome Event and Book Celebration
Venue: Harbourside Terrace/Seasalt Restaurant


Sunday 3 December 2017

08:30 - 09:00

Venue: Pre Function Foyer

09:00 - 10:00

Keynote Presentation
Presentation Title: Why We Need a Field of Educational Ethics
Prof Meira Levinson (video link)
Venue: King & Macquarie Rooms

10:00 - 1030

Morning Tea
Venue: Pre Function Foyer

Strand 1 - Hannell Room

Strand 2 - Dobell Room

Strand 3 - Bela Room

Strand 4 - Breakwater

Strand 5 - King & Macquarie

10:30 - 11:00

#71 Children: Global Posthumanist Perspectives and Materialist Theories

#7 Dead on your feet: The subject of early childhood teaching

#8 Civic neutrality and public education in liberal democracy. Tightroping it between worldviews and power

#28 Children's development of existential interpretations of death: A vital issue in a changing world

#148 Symposium
Grounding the interdisciplinary pilot project 'Educational Ethics: Perspectives on Dilemmas of Diversity'

Dr Daniella J. Forster & Dr Sam Douglas

A/ProfTom G. Griffiths

Who cares? Exploring the ethics of care in educational social justice work
Dr Rachel Buchanan & Amy McPherson

The Ethics of Voice. Entering the space of teaching Indigenous issues
Dr Margot Ford & Dr Kevin Lowe 

Dr Marek Tesar, Dr Sonja Arndt & Prof Karen Malone

A/Prof Andrew Gibbons

A/Prof Peter Strandbrink

Dr Olof Franck

11:00 - 11:30

#115 It Isn't About What We Might Lose – It Is About What We Never Gained. The (Well- Overdue) Inclusion of Indigenous Knowledge into Design

#70 Death and the Skeuomorphic Remains of the Teacher

#43 Birth, Death and Rebirth: Woody Allen's dark philosophy

#47 A Subject of Tragedy: Troubling practice-as-usual in the discursive production of disability in the 'inclusive' early childhood classroom

Ms Nan O'Sullivan

Mr Matthew Barker

Prof Michael Peters

Dr Karen Watson

11:30 - 12:00

#116 Birthing Integrated Networks: Transitory Learning in an Age of Change

#84 Early childhood education, assessment, and attention: Contesting simplistic views of the child and embracing 'messy complexity'

#74 Being-towards-death: Heidegger's teaching as phenomenological seeing, savoring, and fulfilling

#105 When 'something happens': Framing early childhood teacher emotions within concepts from Deleuze and Guattari

Dr Natasha Jankowski

Ms Andrea Delaune

Dr Matthew Kruger-Ross

Ms Alison Warren

12:00 - 13:00

Venue: Pre Function Foyer & Seasalt Restaurant

Strand 1 - Hannell Room

Strand 2 - Dobell Room

Strand 3 - Bela Room

Strand 4 - Breakwater

Strand 5 - King & Macquarie

13:00 - 13:30

#88 Symposium 
The Influence of Naturalism and Pragmatism upon Educational Thoughts and Philosophies in East Asia

How has the concept 'nature' in Comenius been discussed in the historical studies of educational ideas in Japan?
Prof Shinichi Sohma 

A Study on the Reception of Rousseau's Naturalism in Japanese Educational Thought and Philosophy
A/Prof Reiko Muroi 

A historical analysis of the dissemination and contributions of Pragmatism in China's modern education: A perspective of overseas education policies revisited
A/Prof Ren-Jie Vincent Lin 

John Dewey's Pragmatism and the Disputes about "Human Nature": Rethinking the philosophy of politics and education in modern Japan
A/Prof Shigeki Izawa

#58 Epistemological shudders in the schoolyard: Political awakenings and grievable lives

#39 Symposium 
Aesthetics of the Body in the Formation of Self in East Asia

Prof Duck-Joo Kwak 

Prof Morimichi Kato 

Prof Ruyu Hung 

Prof Mika OKABE

#78 Returning to the discussion of Maturity especially in dealing with School Education: approaching again two classical texts— 'What is Enlightenment?' by I. Kant (1784) and 'Education as Initiation' by R. S. Peters (1965)

#42 Apocalyptic Philosophy, Zombie Culture and Pedagogies of the Walking Dead

Dr Lorina Barker, Dr Adele Nye & Dr Jennifer Charteris

Ms Liuying (Flora) Wei

Prof Michael Peters & Prof Tina Besley

13:30 - 14:00

#99 Public pedagogy: The education of the settler subject

#25 The Role of Values Education in Primary School: Bullying Prevention and Mediation

#83 Philosophical Suicide in Education: What Camus can teach us

Dr Sean Sturm & Dr Stephen Turner

A/Prof Boris Handal

Ms Simone Thornton

14:00 - 14:30

#127 The point is to change it: Aotearoa/New Zealand educational subjects and philosophy

#12 Teaching Ethics across the Curriculum: Potential Barriers to Australia's Ethical Understanding Curriculum

#90 Understanding Life through Death in Jewish Thought: Philosophical Inquiries and their Application in Classroom Education

Dr Kirsten Locke

Dr Jennifer Bleazby

Dr Gad Marcus

14:30 - 15:00

Afternoon Tea
Venue: Pre Function Foyer

Strand 1 - Hannell Room

Strand 2 - Dobell Room

Strand 3 - Bela Room

Strand 4 - Breakwater

Strand 5 - King & Macquarie

15:00 - 15:30

#45 Education as humanism: Edith Stein's birth, dead and rebirth

#125 Spaces of life: Revolt, expulsion and a conceptual rebirth of the educative subject

#35 Kihipuka: Birthing An Aloha ʻĀina Decision Making Framework

#108 Linguistic Justice in the Schooling of Hong Kong

#87 Meeting the real self through the practice of teaching : a Zen philosophy perspective

Prof Eva Alerby

Dr Sonja Arndt, Dr Søren S.E. Bengtsen, Dr Rikke Toft Nørgård

Mr Sean Keola Silva & Mr Bruce Kaʻimi Watson

Dr Cheuk-Hang Leung

Ms Dawn (Chieh-Yi) Li

15:30 - 16:00

#49 Charlotte Bronte's Villette

#121 The supersession of philosophy: Considerations on Lefebvre's challenge to philosophy

#113 What else is there? Revitalising the Self against the Same

#85 The agency of community generated death assemblages

#31 Birth, Death, Rebirth and Causality in Africans ontoloogy and indigenous Education: The Existentialiist paradigm of the Ejagham Nation in Niigeria

Ms Judith Catton

Dr Leon Benade

Mr Nathan Pickels

Ms Abby Buckley

Dr Valentine Ntui

16:00 - 17:00

Venue: Venue: King & Macquarie Rooms

19:00 - 23:30

Conference Dinner
Venue - Customs House Hotel, 1 Bond Street Newcastle


Monday 4 December 2017

08:30 - 09:00

Venue: Pre Function Foyer

09:00 - 10:00

Haynes Lecture - Keynote Presentation
Prof Sharon Todd
Breathing Life into Education: Re-sensing the Pedagogical Subject
Venue: King & Macquarie Rooms

10:00 - 1030

Morning Tea
Venue: Pre Function Foyer

Strand 1 - Hannell Room

Strand 2 - Dobell Room

Strand 3 - Bela Room

Strand 4 - Breakwater

Strand 5 - King & Macquarie

10:30 - 11:00

#137 Symposium
How can thinking about Death make a Life better?
A/Prof Reiko Muroi

How can thinking about death make a life better? : YOLO, Memento Mori and Conversation
Lecturer Jina Bhang 

Death within and outside educational discourse
Lecturer Yasuko Miyazaki 

On teaching how to die: pedagogical thoughts on the fear of death and the afterlife from a philosophical perspective
A/Prof Hektor Yan

#65 Post-Human or Post-Humanism: Where Are We Heading To?

#32 Symposium
Contemplating a philosophy of the moving image: Ten theses for education

Prof Michael Peters

A/Prof E. Jayne White

Mr Richard Heraud

Dr Georgina Stewart

Prof Nesta Devine

A/Prof Andrew Gibbons

Prof Elizabeth Grierson

Rene Novak & Petar Jandric (in absentia)

#24 Symposium
Book Symposium: Education between Speech and Writing: Crossing the Boundaries of Dao and Deconstruction

Prof Ruyu Hung 

Prof Morimichi Kato 

Prof Di Xu 

Prof Chia-Ling Wang

#114 Ethics Matters: creating a TV series about philosophy for senior secondary students

Prof Guoping Zhao

Ms Catherine Gough-Brady

11:00 - 11:30

#150 Digital life and digital death: The case for new forms of digital ethics

#69 Exploring the potential impact of rejuvenation technology and extended life expectancy on education and educators

Dr Rachel Buchanan

Dr Christoph Teschers & Dr Scott Webster

11:30 - 12:00





12:00 - 13:00

Venue: Pre Function Foyer & Seasalt Restaurant

Strand 1 - Hannell Room

Strand 2 - Dobell Room

Strand 3 - Bela Room

Strand 4 - Breakwater

Strand 5 - King & Macquarie

13:00 - 13:30

#38 Education after-with climate change: Meshwork pedagogies in catastrophic times - what will we savour, salvage and save?

#53 Another Learning Style in the Global Era: Japanese Self, Recognition and "Manabi"

#120 Critical Perspectivism: social media and moral education

#15 The Virtue of Politeness as a Part of the Virtue of Justice

#64 The Education of Death: Reading a Passage from Thomas Bernhard's Gargoyles: A Novel (Verstörung)

Dr Teresa Swist

A/Prof Kayo Fujii, A/Prof Yasunori Kashiwagi & Prof Masamichi Ueno

Dr Laura D'Olimpio

Prof T. Brian Mooney

Dr Elias Schwieler

13:30 - 14:00

#52 Ethics Education for Researchers in Japan: A critical review

#11 Seeking Peace in Higher Education

#138 Peircean Epistemology for the 'Post-Truth' Era

#67 The Eudaimonian Question: On the Tragedy of Humanism (Education, Ethics and the Common Good)

#80 The Difficulty of Seeing the World Differently: A Pedagogical and Ethical Aspect of Persuasion

Dr Tetsu Ueno

A/Prof Kanako Ide

Dr Catherine Legg

Prof Ray Younis

Dr Hirotaka Sugita

14:00 - 14:30

#106 From Biosphere to Noosphere: Vladimir Vernadsky and a discussion on sustainability consciousness

#30 Money in films: on form and content and the limit of representation

#26 Earth and the West: critical indigenous philosophy and the burden of interpretive labour

#134 The Concept of Wisdom

#126 Paying attention to love: Lessons from Iris Murdoch's The Bell

A/Prof Tamara Savelyeva

Dr Hektor Yan

Dr Georgina Stewart

Prof Janis (John) Ozolins

Dr Trish McMenamin

14:30 - 15:00

Afternoon Tea
Venue: Pre Function Foyer

Strand 1 - Hannell Room

Strand 2 - Dobell Room

Strand 3 - Bela Room

Strand 4 - Breakwater

Strand 5 - King & Macquarie

15:00 - 15:30

#111 Innovation at the Threshold of Change

#46 Nussbaum's philosophy of education as a basis for human development

#44 Concept of Death as a Conduit to Broaden Perspectives in Philosophical Education

#145 Exploring Steiner from the Inside Out

Postgraduate Workshop: Designing a (Philosophical) Research Platform

Dr Sean Sturm

Mr Richard Heraud

Prof Vasil Gluchman & Dr Marta Gluchmanová

Ms Renuka de Silva

Ms Bronwyn Gallagher

15:30 - 16:00

#86 The Eternal Flower of the Child: The Recognition of Childhood in Zeami's Theory of Noh Theatre

#41 Taiwan's Indigenous Perspectives on Multicultural Education Reforms

#94 Self-education: praxis through narrative

#131 Exploring 'care' in early childhood education and care

Dr Karsten Kenklies

Ms Yulia Nesterova

Mr Andrew Thompson

Dr Jo Ailwood

16:00 - 16:30

#107 Taoist Wisdom on Individualized Teaching and Learning


#110 Young children's experience of death- challenging the silences in early childhood educational contexts.

#57 Can creativity be taught?

Mr Fan Yang


Ms Jeannette Keser

Dr Bruce Haynes

16:30 - 17:00

Conference Close
Venue: King & Macquarie Rooms


Tuesday 5 December 2017

08:30 - 10:30

Post Conference Executive Meeting 
Venue: Harbour Boardroom

Please note:
Program subject to change at Committee's discretion 

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