PESA Conference 2018

Fire burn, and cauldron bubble:
Educational possibilities brewed with place, people and philosophy

7-11 Dec 2018, Rotorua, New Zealand



          Friday 7 December 2018

16:00 - 17:30

Venue: Pre Function Foyer

17:30 - 18:30

Editors Collective Meeting
Venue: Millennium Hotel Bar

             Saturday 8 December 2018

08:00 - 09:00

Venue: Pre Function Foyer

09:00 - 09:30

Conference Opening
Venue: Mokoia

09:30 - 10:00

Morning Tea
Venue: Pre Function Foyer

10:00 - 11:00

Marshall Lecture
A Turn to Philosophy in Educational Inquiry
Presenter: Professor Elizabeth Adams St.Pierre

Venue: Mokoia
Chair: Leon Benade

Strand 1 - Mokoia
Chair: Georgina Stewart

Strand 2 -  Millennium One
Chair: Christoph Teschers

Strand 3 - Millennium Two
Chair: Daniella Forster

Strand 4 - Millennium Three
Chair: Sean Sturm

Strand 5 - Millennium Five
Chair: Joff P.N. Bradley

11:00 - 11:30

“Call… and they will come”. Navigating Pacific indigenous wisdom(s) in Pasifika education research.

Lest We Forget': Remembering Children as Democratic Citizens

The Educational In Spite Of It All: Educational Becoming in Abject Conditions
Mario Di Paolantonio
Regardless of Ability or Disability: Common Educational Needs for Amerasian Children in Okinawa
Kanako Ide & Shoko Exsterstein
Could Justice be Child's Play?
Megan Laverty

Concept as Method Symposium

Becoming with Oddkins in a troubled time: Exploring possibilities of ethical shared lives with companion species
Shil Bae
Concept-as-method-as-pedagogy: from reflexivity to diffraction in post-qualitative inquiry in counsellor education
Shanee Barraclough
Being worthy of our events: Engaging with problems of caring in early childhood teaching
Alison Warren
Putting to work the idea of choreographing a (sexual) self
Charles Shaw

Spewing Gold (Rock) (2018): Activating art/exhibition-making as educational research, with Agamben’s notion of gesture in mind matter.

Augustine, Wisdom and Education

Jacoba Matapo

Janita Craw

Janis (John) Ozolins

11:30 - 12:00

Kāore te uku e piri ki te rino – clay does not stick to iron.

Affect in art education: Possibilities and provocations

Contemplation, Compassion and Resignation: Schopenhauer and Educational Transformation

Pania Te Maro

Ingrid Boberg

Peter Roberts

12:00 - 12:30

The collective cauldron of loto vela māfana within our ‘place’ of Tongan indigenous thoughts.

(Re)defining the Gender Apparatus: Implications for Research Methodologies

The Event of Education: Klossowski, Deleuze, Lyotard

Jeanne Teisina

And Pasley

Emile Bojesen

12:30 - 13:30

Venue: Poolside

Strand 1 - Mokoia
Chair: Tina Besley

Strand 2 -  Millennium One
Chair: Liz Jackson

Strand 3 - Millennium Two
Chair: Leon Benade

Strand 4 - Millennium Three
Chair: Sonja Arndt

Strand 5 - Millennium Five
Chair: Gerald Argenton

13:30 - 14:00

Bernard Stiegler as Philosopher of Education: Teaching, Technics, Resistance

Anamnesic Resistance to Educational Technologies
Emile Bojesen
Time, technics, and ecophilosophy
Ruth Irwin
Mediating the Epimethian “world brain”
Joff Bradley & David Kennedy

Leading the Field, Leading Societies: A Global View of Philosophy of Education

Prospects for philosophy of education: PESA as a case study
Peter Roberts
PES: Reflections on the 75th Anniversary
Kathy Hytten
TPES: Young Society with Old Mind
Ruyu Hung
PESJ: Beyond Colonized Thinking
Mika Okabe

From a mushroom at the end of the world to multipolicy tertiary environments: On the possibilities of academic life in the ruins of the university

Towards freedom and flourishing: Education and the rebel teacher in a time of Environmental Crisis

Confronting the Seduction of Reduction

Kirsten Locke

Sean Blenkinsop

David Beckett

14:00 - 14:30

Carceral Hauntings: Removal, Reconstruction, and the Building of an Education Nation

The   Impotentiality and the  Uniqueness  of the  Educational  Event:  A post-critical  approach  to Education with Giorgio  Agamben

Occupational Ethics Training for Sport Referees in Japan

Sabina Vaught, Damien Sojoyner

Aleksandra Glabinska Kelly

Tetsu Ueno

14:30 - 15:00

Haunted Ethics: Literature, Censorship, and Academic Disciplines

Neoliberalism, Freedom, and the Educational Relationship

The Headless Teacher: Professional Dishonour and the Fetish Object of Being a Good Teacher.

Elias Schwieler

Andrea Delaune

Matthew Barker

15:00 - 15:30

Afternoon Tea
Venue: Pre Function Foyer

Strand 1 - Mokoia
Chair: Carol Mutch

Strand 2 -  Millennium One
Chair: Duck-Joo Kwak

Strand 3 - Millennium Two
Chair: Leon Benade

Strand 4 - Millennium Three
Chair: Ingrid Boberg

Strand 5 - Millennium Five

15:30 - 16:00

Old Turkey Tom & Establishing a Philosophical Community of Inquiry for Aboriginal Students.

The influence of innovation of previous generations on children and young people

Brewing hopeful possibilities with Freire in the era of fake news

Fair is foul, and foul is fair: Hover through the fog and filthy air. The uneven playing field that is Aotearoa New Zealand’s tertiary sector. A Wānanga insider’s perspective

EPAT Meeting

Matthew Wills

Richard Heraud

Bernadette Farrell, Maria Nieto

Richard Smith, Patricia Johnston

16:00 - 16:30

What Decolonial Education Can Learn from the Remains of an African Elephant: Reading Derrida’s beasty sovereignty and Perrault’s Descriptive Natural History against Paraphilia with other Species

Transnormativities: Reterritorializing Perceptions and Practice

Education, Politics and Film: A Freirean Analysis of The Wind that Shakes the Barley

Get hunted or haunted: Unpacking the philosophical debates of vocational trainers over developing students' employability skills while achieving competency


Zelia Gregoriou

And Pasley

Anne Celine McHugh

Sonal Nakar

16:30 - 17:00

Normative Case Study: Aussie Rules? Resentment and refugees

A Hand on the Shoulder: Touch as a Posthuman Feminist Phenomenon

Education and advertising in the print media: a Freirean analysis of the Brazilian Literacy Movement (MOBRAL)

Educator as Provocateur: Confronting Metanarratives of Self/ Engaging with Metanarratives of "the other"

Daniella Forster

Simon Ceder

Monica Vahl

Charmaine Bright

17:00 - 17:30

EDG Meeting
Venue: Poolside

17:30 - 18:30

Welcome Event and Book Celebration
Venue: Poolside


Sunday 9 December 2018

08:30 - 09:00

Venue: Pre Function Foyer

09:00 - 10:00

Brewing a Non-Dominant Professional Philosophy: Places, Peoples and Philosophies
Presenter: Professor Monika Kirloskar-Steinbach
Venue: Mokoia
Chair: Georgina Stewart

10:00 - 10:30

Morning Tea
Venue: Pre Function Foyer

Strand 1 - Mokoia
Chair: Sue Jowsey

Strand 2 -  Millennium One
Chair: Simon Ceder

Strand 3 - Millennium Two
Chair: Bruce Haynes

Strand 4 - Millennium Three
Chair: Charmaine Bright

10:30 - 11:00

Witch-Hunting, Philosophy and the Demonising of Women in the Christian Tradition

Proposing a holistic inclusive education model for policy, curriculum and classroom development

Being professional in Early Childhood Education: a genealogy

Ritual and Education: The practice of rational charisma in Chinese Culture

Michael Peters, Tina Besley

Christoph Teschers

Margaret Stuart

Hongyan Chen

11:00 - 11:30

What life the early childhood teacher lives? Emilia questions the father

An analysis of the educational practice of Manabi

Towards the acceptance of a social conscience university

Matters of Perspective

Andrew Gibbons

Kayo Fujii, Masamichi Ueno, Yasunori Kashiwagi, Taku Murayama

Simon McLellan

Aristidis Galatis

11:30 - 12:00

Gender, Intra-action, and Interculturality: A Vehicle for Gender Response-Able Education

Peace Vibrations on the Island: ‘Yuimahruh’ and the Cultivation of American Military Spouses’ Spirit of Philanthropy in Okinawa

Japanese animism and the philosophy of Inoue Enryō

When More is Less:  Yesterday’s Futures and the Present of Agency

And Pasley

Kanako Ide

Joff P.N. Bradley

Gerald Argenton

12:00 - 13:00

Venue: Poolside

Strand 1 - Mokoia
Chair: Marek Tesar

Strand 2 -  Millennium One
Chair: Richard Smith

Strand 3 - Millennium Two
Chair: Janis (John) Ozolins

Strand 4 - Millennium Three
Chair: Peter Roberts

13:00 - 13:30

Should we be widening the gap between teaching and research?

Justice and Inclusion:An ideal theory for a non-ideal world

Is the philosophical concept of hospitality relevant to considerations of flexible learning environments in schools?

Nature, Art and Education in East Asia
The Body of Dao: Zhuangzi’s Aesthetics of Practising Skills
Ruyu Hung
Calendar Arts and Ritual of Feeling
Morimichi Kato
On the Depiction of Children as Entities beyond Logos
Mika Okabe
Arts Education for a translational experience from language of nature into language of man
Duck-Joo Kwak

Gert Biesta

Trish McMenamin

Leon Benade

13:30 - 14:00

The concept of Bildung as a normative space concept in educational empirical research

‘In military terms, we are just collateral damage’: School closures and symbolic violence

In the classroom or out of this world? An ontological comparison of virtual and personalised learning

Birthe Lund

Carol Mutch

Rachel Buchanan

14:00 - 14:30

Potentiality and antechamber in Dewey’s ‘The Relation of Theory to Practice’

The NCEA review: A portent of weakening curriculum accord?

Competing voices on children’s experiences of touchscreen devices in the cross-cultural context

Mike Bryant

Megan Lourie

Dandan Cao

14:30 - 15:00

Afternoon Tea
Venue: Pre Function Foyer

Strand 1 - Mokoia
Chair: Jeanne Teisina

Strand 2 -  Millennium One
Chair: Christopher Duncan

Strand 3 - Millennium Two
Chair: Rene Novak

Strand 4 - Millennium Three
Chair: Peter Maslin

15:00 - 15:30

“The experiential” as a basis for the construction of a new educational perspective in postgraduate studies. Talk about Foucault or Foucault through my experience.

Education for Madness?: Simone Weil’s Retrieval of the Ancient

Ethics and Relational Ontologies: Philosophy as a method

A Heideggerian focus on learning to teach: developing a philosophical perspective of teacher education

Antonio Saldivar Moreno

Kazuaki Yoda

Marek Tesar

Alaster Douglas

15:30 - 16:00

Learning from the haunted Other: young voices exploring experiences of vices with regard to present day conceptions of virtues

Making Impossible Possible? ---- The Tension Between Inward-Looking Requirement And Outward-Looking Tendency In Ideological and Political Education In China

Talking backwards in a land without shadows

Slimer, slime, and a pedagogy of thingness

Olof Franck

Cong Lin

Sue Jowsey

Amy Sojot

16:00 - 16:30

Disturbing the Natural Order:  Implications for education

The Growth of the Self in the Globalising Era

Ethics of Initiative: The Empowering Kantian Spirit of Filipino Senior High School Teachers

Images in Pre-consciousness Based on Maritain's Theory of Artistic Creation and Art Education

Nesta Devine

Yuki Yamaguchi

Louise May Lim

Katia Lenehan

16:40 - 18:10

Venue: Millennium One

19:00 - 23:00

Conference Dinner
Venue: Mokoia


    Monday 10 December 2018

08:30 - 09:00

Venue: Pre Function Foyer

09:00 - 10:00

“Leai ni tusiga ata”: against drawing and the teachings of a Tufuga-faufale
Presenter: Dr Albert Refiti
Venue: Millennium Five
Chair: Andrew Gibbons

10:00 - 10:30

Morning Tea
Venue: Poolside

Strand 1 -  Millennium Five
Chair: Janita Craw

Strand 2 -  Millennium One
Chair: Rachel Buchanan

Strand 3 - Millennium Two
Chair: Trish McMenamin

Strand 4 - Millennium Three
Chair: Sean Blenkinsop

10:30 - 11:00

To see or be seen? The grounds of the place-based university

Young people’s sensor-embedded smartphones are heralded as a “potential global solution” to their “global mental health problems”, the most significant of which - “mood disorders” - is predicted to be their leading disease burden by 2030. Do smartphones make possible the “data-mancy” of precision psychiatry by predicting and pre-empting mood disorder – or are they a conduit for algorithms as mood disorder pathogens?

Trust as the aim of education

Weak forms of attending to students’ mathematical work

Sean Sturm

Katie Wasson

Bruce Haynes

Caroline Yoon

11:00 - 11:30

Where nothing embraces all and something distances: African musical aesthetics expose Western estrangement from intrinsic human musicality

Educational possibilities brewed in the metaphysical laboratory of Virtual Reality

Peacebuilding Education in Posttruth Times: The Case of UN Higher Education Post-2016

“The stopped watch of attention” and The Turn of the Screw: Henry James, pedagogue

Eve Ruddock

Rene Novak

Kevin Kester

Judith Oakley Catton

11:30 - 12:00

Frankenstein reads Jacotot, welcomes the Monster

The spectre of the digital native

The concentric circles of civic education: A new approach

Going visiting: a pedagogy for cultivating generous judgements and possibilities

Andrew Gibbons

Peter Maslin

Liz Jackson

Susan Plowright

12:00 - 13:00

Venue: Poolside

Strand 1 -  Millennium Five
Chair: Nesta Devine

Strand 2 -  Millennium One
Chair: Dandan Cao

Strand 3 - Millennium Two
Chair: Michael Peters

Strand 4 - Millennium Three
Chair: Andrea Delaune

13:00 - 13:30

Education for Nature and Place: Imagination and Practice of Environmental Education in Taiwan

The Nature Writing of Wu Sheng 's Poems and the Meaning of Environmental Ethics
I-Han Wang
Application of Loose Parts in the Teaching of Environmental Education
Shyh-Horng Wang
The education of Kaohsiung's Mountain Zion
Jia-Suei Li

Here and Now: Rethinking philosophy of education

The Educational Implications of Analogical Thinking

Historical Review of Analogy in Education
Mika Okabe
Diderot and Analogy: Exploration of Touch-Centered World and its Influence on Education
Reiko Muroi
Pedagogical Aspects of Two Uses of “Analogy” in the Later Wittgenstein’s Method of Philosophy
Hirotaka Sugita

A philosophical exploration of places and spaces: From human to post-human in Higher Education

Torill Strand

Sonja Arndt, Marek Tesar, Eva Alerby

13:30 - 14:00

Contradictions and alternate perspectives applied to a philosophy of education.

The Taoist Non-competition Philosophy and Its Illuminations for Modern Education

Maurice Alford

Fan Yang

14:00 - 14:30

Two conflicting visions of education and their consilience.

What’s haunting Taiwan’s efforts to re-shape education for indigenous peoples? Discussion of historical legacies and their impact on the country’s indigenous policy and law

Christopher Duncan

Yulia Nesterova

14:30 - 15:00

Afternoon Tea
Venue: Poolside

Strand 1 -  Millennium Five
Chair: Ruyu Hung

Strand 2 -  Millennium One
Chair: Jacoba Matapo

Strand 3 - Millennium Two
Chair: Morimichi Kato

Strand 4 - Millennium Three
Chair: Ruth Irwin

15:00 - 15:30

The Teacher’s Role as a Moral Model

Early childhood education explored through the work of Gustavo Gutierrez.

Undercurrents, panic and Otherness: Shifting, bubbling and burning responses to increasing diversity in society

Disappearance, Ghosts, Zombies and Witches in Education in Aotearoa/New Zealand

Chia-Ling Wang

Emma Daly

Sonja Arndt, Birthe Lund, Annie Aarup Jensen

Brian Tweed

15:30 - 16:00

Beautiful Struggle: Past and Future Visions of Freedom in the Contestation Over Public Education in the United States

Summoning the suprematist spectre to education: Seeing and feeling the ‘I’

How “Difference Philosophy” by Gilles Deleuze Brewed a New Educational Diagram

Secrets from the crypt: Silencing and the New Zealand state education system

Damien Sojoyner, Sabina Vaught

E. Jayne White

HungChi Yang

Liana MacDonald

16:00 - 16:30

Trust and Engagement in Intercultural Service-Learning

Shifting Tectonic Plates of Key Discourses in New Zealand Early Childhood Education Policy (1989-2017): A Critical Discourse Analysis at the Dawn of Change

Tending the fire of radical democracy: constructing identities in resistance and embracing the Other through critically active citizenship

Giant's Kettles and Arctic Childhoods

Chak Pong Gordon TSUI

Fiona Westbrook

Maria Perreau

Simon Ceder

16:30 - 17:00

Conference Close
Venue: Millennium Five


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1270 Hinemaru St.
Rotorua 3040, New Zealand



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