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PESA CONFERENCE 2022

50th Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia Hybrid Conference

Looking back and Looking Forward

In person and online

8-10 December 2022, Sydney, Australia

PESA Conference 2022 Programme

Thursday 8 December

9:00 – 10:00

 

KEYNOTE

John Lester

10:00 – 10:30

MORNING TEA

10:30 – 11:50

BREAKOUT PRESENTATIONS AND PANELS

5x Strands

4 Sessions – 20min each (15min presentation + 5min Q&A)

Strand 1

Strand 2

Strand 3

Strand 4

Strand 5

10:30

PANEL

 

Philosophical Research Methodologies in Childhood Research

Marek Tesar, Joanne  Ailwood, Andrew  Gibbons, Sonja Arndt

PANEL

 

 

How is the critique of bio-power in education possible?

 

Hirotaka Sugita, Reiko Muroi, Koki Hiraishi, Tomoka Toraiwa

 

Refining the Critical Eye in multicultural educational contexts - Paths to Knowledge-Based Teaching on Religion 

 

Olof Franck, Peder Thalén

 

Building Moral Identity through Character Education as Curriculum

Safitri Ratri

 

The aesthetics of educating for a flourishing life 

Laura D'olimpio

10:50

 

Liberal-secularism as a spiritual tradition: Foundations for a new educational-cultural approach

 

Arik Segev

 

Humility versus the Desire to Throw Up Hands or Slam Down Fists

Liz Jackson

 

Towards Philosophical Autonomy in Visual Arts Curriculum

Rah Kirsten

11:10

(Virtual)

Beyond multiculturalism: Exploring the concept of shared humanity as an educational response to a fragmented world 

Victor Ali, Gordon Tsui, Anna Asano-Uon,

 

Intellectual virtues: application to tertiary and secondary education

Mitch Parsell, Christopher  Smith

 

Reimagining ethic-ontologies of academic bodies: Plugging into vital matter through arts-based work

Adele Nye, Daisy Pillay, Jennifer  Charteris

11:30

(Virtual)

Rethinking National History in China in the Context of Multiculturalism and Pluralism

Jason Cong Lin

What challenges does education face from multiculturalism and pluralism: Multiculturalism and Affirmative University Communities


Sharon Smith

 

Traversing the liminal spaces of digital artistic practice for the development of empathy: A critical participatory arts based research case study with adolescent boys in a secondary visual arts classroom

Michael Whittington

12:00 – 1:00

LUNCH

1:00 – 2:00

KEYNOTE  (VIRTUAL)

Vanessa Andreotti

 

2:00 – 2:30

AFTERNOON TEA

2:30 – 3:50

BREAKOUT PRESENTATIONS AND PANELS

5x Strands

4 Sessions – 20min each (15min presentation + 5min Q&A)

 

Strand 1

Strand 2

Strand 3

Strand 4

Strand 5

2:30

PANEL

(Hybrid)

The future of philosophy and education: A panel of almost unimaginable speculations

Andrew Gibbons, Georgina  Tuari Stewart, Philippa  Isom, Matthew Barker, Andrea Delaune,  Amy Sojot

 

Against flourishing as an educational aim

Michael Hand

 

A Postdigital Guide to the Researcher's Digital Identity

Rachel Buchanan

 

Teaching affectively through Lyotard: Temporal conditions for the future

Kirsten Locke

(Virtual)

Somatic Singularities: The Microbiome-Gut-Brain Axis and the Neurobiologized Educational Subject

James Reveley

2:50

 

Controversial issues in the Australian educational context: Dimension of policy and practice

Amy McPherson, Daniella Forster, Dr Kylie Kerr

 

Looking forward: a ‘return’ to nature or/and an ‘escape’ to the technological 

Rebecca L. Hopkins

 

Teaching Student Graphing in Mathematics and Science: The utility of Peirce’s Semiotics

Catherine Legg, Joseph Ferguson, John Cripps Clark

(Virtual)

Philosophy Of Educational Research: The Turf Between Hard And Soft Disciplines

Gauri Khanna

3:10

 

Looking for Good Social Distance as a Peace Education

Kanako W. Ide

(Virtual)

Neural Enhancement: A Case of Education?

Nicola Robertson

 

Silence and the dialectic

Rosemary Laoulach

(Virtual)

A Theoretical Basis of Epistemological Education: John Dewey’s and Zhū Xī’s Thoughts on the Nature of Knowing

Kobong Choi

3:30

 

Troubling the boundaries of traditional schooling for a rapidly changing future – looking back and looking forward

Christoph Teschers, Michaela Vogt, Till Neuhaus

(Virtual)

Digital Media Turning Education from Realism to Materialism? Example of Taiwan

Meng Han Li

(Virtual)

Facing Future Change: on the Promises and Challenges of Incorporating Complexity Theory into Education  

Tal Gilead

(Virtual)

A Preliminary Exploration of "Self Realization" with Indian Philosophy and Humanistic Psychology

Yiying Chiang

3:50 – 5:30

BREAK

5:30 – 6:30

KEYNOTE PANEL

“Looking back”

John Ozolins (moderator), Bruce Haynes, Felicity Haynes, and Nesta Devine.

6:30

BOOK AWARDS, PUBLICATION CELEBRATION & PESA PUB 

Welcome event, book celebration (in person only)

8:00

DAY END

 

Friday 9 December

9:00 – 10:00

 

KEYNOTE (VIRTUAL)

Simon Blackburn

 

10:00 – 10:30

MORNING TEA

10:30 – 11:50

BREAKOUT PRESENTATIONS AND PANELS

5x Strands

4 Sessions – 20min each (15min presentation + 5min Q&A)

Strand 1

Strand 2

Strand 3

Strand 4

Strand 5

10:30

PANEL

(Hybrid)

Retheorising Environmental Sustainability Education for the Anthropocene

Karen Malone, Anna  Vladimirova (VIRTUAL), Chi  Tran, Sangay  Zangmo, Sneha Parmar, William  Smolander.

 

 

Technē And Indigenous Exosomatic Memory, Heidegger, Stiegler, And Cutting The Gordian Knot Of Modernity

Ruth Irwin, Te Haumoana White

Māori Philosophy of Education

Georgina Stewart

 

Trust as the Aim of Education

Bruce Haynes

10:50

 

Further adventures of the dialectic: Revisiting ‘Socratic Method’

Simon Kidd

 

From the marketplace of ideas to the marae of ideas: Exercising academic freedom responsibly in Aotearoa New Zealand

Sean Sturm

 

A Futuristic and Educational Perspective on the Threat Posed by Ideologies

Herner Saeverot

11:10

 

Of Stars and Stone and Skull and Skin and all that happens between and within

Kim Robinson, Rachel Buchanan

(Virtual)

Quelling the Desire for Certainty: Toward a Māori Metaphysics in Educational Policy Research 

Timu-o-te-rangi Niwa

(Virtual)

The Night of the World: Model United Nations and Subject (Re)formation

Dennis Harmon

11:30

 

No-platforming Shakespeare – Othello’s Theatre in Education Project, a case study 

Adrian Howe

(Virtual)

Uncanny foreclosures: Resisting difficult histories of colonial violence in the Wairau

Liana MacDonald

(Virtual)

Egalitarianism, Liberalism, and Conflicts of Values: Examining Recent Theories of Educational Justice

Hironori Kojima

12:00 – 1:00

LUNCH

1:00 – 1:50

KEYNOTE PANEL

“Looking forward”

Carl Mika (moderator), Sarah Gurr, Sharon Smith, Andrew Madjar, David Fa’ave (virtual)

1:50

BREAK

2:00 – 3:20

BREAKOUT PRESENTATIONS AND PANELS

5x Strands

4 Sessions – 20min each (15min presentation + 5min Q&A)

 

Strand 1

Strand 2

Strand 3

Strand 4

Strand 5

2:00

PANEL

 

The future of/is visual pedagogies

E. Jayne White, Marek  Tesar, Sean Sturm, Andrew Gibbons, Andrea Delaune

 

 

Pedagogies of Discontinuity - The Politics of Reimagining Time for Educational Experience.

Matthew Barker

 

So much more than research: Learning from women leaders in philosophy of education

Liz Jackson, Amy Sojot, Nesta  Devine.

 

2:20

 

Confronting Nihilism in Contemporary Education: thinking through a Kyoto School Approach

Shuyu Xing

 

Critical Subjectivization: Revisiting Subjectivity in Postsecondary Foreign Language Education

Chieh Lu

 

2:40

83

‘Not Agreement in Opinions, but in Form of Life’: Wittgenstein, Lear and Yunkaporta on the Limits of Language

Catherine Legg

95 (Virtual)

Anatomies of desire: Education and human exceptionalism after Anti-Oedipus 

Helena Pedersen

 

3:00

85 (Virtual)

A Philosophy of Environmental Education

Simone Thornton, Gilbert Burgh, Mary  Graham, Dr Jennifer Bleazby

118

Our Own Worst Enemies? Teacher Influencers and Concepts of Performativity

Michelle Forrest, Renee McKinstry

 

3:30 – 4:00

AFTERNOON TEA

4:00 – 5:00

BREAKOUT PRESENTATIONS AND PANELS

5x Strands

4 Sessions – 20min each (15min presentation + 5min Q&A)

 

Strand 1

Strand 2

Strand 3

Strand 4

Strand 5

4:00

 

PANEL

 

Omphalos epiphales concerning chronotopes of our times: A feeling for the future (of education) 

Fiona Westbrook, Catherine Matsuo, Bridgette  Redder, E. Jayne White

  

 

Preparing our future health care workforce to deliver integrated person-centred care—a new model of training

Frances Barraclough

 

Teacher well-being and the need for teacher professional development in times of rapid change

Sonal Nakar

 

 

Nudges in the Classroom: Can Educational Choice-Architecture tools Ever Be Justified?

Ezechiel Thibaud

 

PESA: A tale of three conferences

Andrew Madjar

4:20

 

What we know vs. how we know it: “Quality Teaching” under a heavily regulated Australian Curriculum

Caitlin Field

(Virtual)

Wellbeing, talanoa, philosophy. Four articulations of professional wellbeing in the academy.

Pablo Del Monte, David Taufui Mikato Fa'avae, Olivera  Kamenarac, Siosaia Sisitoutai

(Virtual)

Philosophy Education in Extracurricular Programming 

Yuliia Kravchenko

 

Deterritorialising Intentional Teaching 

Nic Dunham, Andrea Delaune

4:40

 

Incorporating critical thinking skills in English language teaching in Thailand: Are academics' classroom practices aligned with the curriculum reform?  

Sudarat Srirak

(Virtual)

Beyond Productivity and Prosperity: Philosophy of Education as a Way of Life

Peter Roberts

(Virtual)

Thinking with death: an educational endeavour

Juliette Bertoldo

 

Early career teacher’s experiences facilitating student agency: A perspective from Lacanian psychoanalysis

Jake Muir

5:00 - 6:00

KEYNOTE PANEL

“Looking east”

Ruyu Hung (moderator), Morimichi Kato (Virtual), Duck-Joo Kwak (Virtual), and Roland Reichenbach (Virtual).

6:00

DAY END

7:30

POSTGRADUATE & ECR EVENT

 (in person only)

 

Saturday 10 December

9:00 – 10:00

 

KEYNOTE – HAYNES LECTURE

Thomas S. Popkewitz

10:00 – 10:30

MORNING TEA

10:30 – 11:50

BREAKOUT PRESENTATIONS AND PANELS

5x Strands

4 Sessions – 20min each (15min presentation + 5min Q&A)

Strand 1

Strand 2

Strand 3

Strand 4

Strand 5

10:30

PANEL

 

Education and #Stop Asian Hate - Towards a Global Conversation

Yeow-Tong Chia, Liz Jackson, , Jane  Park

 

Post-graduate Educational Philosophy a Student’s View

Peter Robinson

 

Are we at risk of excluding the ancient philosophical terrain of Indigenous ontologies and epistemologies by claiming western philosophy has found a ‘new humanities’? 

Karen Malone

 

“Transformational” Teachers' Strategies to Enhance Sustainable Education for Students with Learning Disabilities in Inclusive Classroom During the Covid 19 Pandemic: A Case Study in Indonesia

Unik Wati, Ruyu Hung

 

A line of flight for an affirmative education to come

Joanna Pascoe

10:50

 

Away with the ossified scholastic classes! Professors of the Kraków University, 1546, go on strike to change the curriculum ! Liberal art  education debate then and now. 

Aleksandra Kelly

 

Returning the hand of the child

Georgina Stewart, Andrew Gibbons

 

Examining ongoing tension in the discourse on inclusion in the K-12 sector: learning from the past to frame sustainable futures

Frederic Fovet

 

Recalling a humanistic pedagogy: taking philosophy of education back to the sense-making of self, of the world and of pedagogical praxis

Ted Yu Chung Liu

11:10

 

Metaphor as Philosophy in an Initial Teaching Education Programme: deconstruction and reconstruction of student teachers

Philippa Isom

(Virtual)

A First Glance at the Educational Aesthetic of Photography: An approach of “Photographic Seeing”

Kuanhsun Wu

(Virtual)

A Problem of Leadership: A critical historical inquiry into the problems informing contemporary educational leadership research and policy (Report on a work in progress).

Adam Bongers

 

Decapitation and Voice in academy futures through the work of Hélène Cixous 

Kirsten Locke, Katrina  McChesney

11:30

(Virtual)

From the Perspective of the Future: The Impact of Select Educational Ideas 

Pål Anders Opdal

(Virtual)

Interrogating the nature of my privilege: Through ‘unlearning’ and ‘minor video-making’ 

 

Masayuki Iwase

 

Pedagogical Refrains and Educational Transformation: Feeling into Philosophy of Education’s Futures

Amy Sojot

 

 

Student being and becoming in higher education 

Gloria Dall'Alba

12:00 – 1:00

LUNCH

1:00 – 2:30

PESA ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

 

2:30 – 3:00

AFTERNOON TEA

3:00 – 4:20

BREAKOUT PRESENTATIONS AND PANELS

5x Strands

4 Sessions – 20min each (15min presentation + 5min Q&A)

 

Strand 1

Strand 2

Strand 3

Strand 4

Strand 5

3:00

PANEL

 

The Australasian critics of the London School

Michael Hand, Marek Tesar, John Ozolins, Liz Jackson, Laura D'Olimpio

 

 

SYMPOSIA

 

Zhuangzi’s Edu-Dào and Dàoful Well-being

Ruyu Hung

 

The Doctoral Journey as Identity Formation: Supporting Aboriginal candidates  developing the Cultural Self

Kathleen Butler

 

What Happened to the Postmodernism I Used to Know? - Teaching Postmodernism and the Noir Film Genre in a Progressive Secondary School

Matthew Barker

 

 

On wounds, incompleteness, and conviviality: Preliminary notes on counter-actualising the conditions of the contemporary

Frans Kruger

3:20

(Virtual)

Education as a Continuing Dialog with Nature and Art in East Asia: Looking Back and Looking Forward

Morimichi Kato

 

‘Looking Now’: What First Nations’ governance models can teach us about surviving neo-liberalism. 

Shelly McGrath

 

Crises thresholds: Early childhood educators’ political dialogues questioning future democracy

Fiona Westbrook

 

Ecological everything - from ecological subjectivity to the ecological curriculum - a way forward for the ecological university after neoliberalism, liberalism and other viral interconnections. 

Robert Stratford

3:40

(Virtual)

Walter Benjamin’s Theory of Mimesis and Traditional Ink-wash Painting in East Asia

Duck-Joo Kwak

 

Empowering the Keepara: Aboriginal Language and Cultural Education Possibilities

 

Raymond Kelly

 

Intentional, intuitive, and imaginative: Considering Murdoch’s ‘inner life’ in early childhood education. 

Andrea Delaune

 

 

Framing East/West Theoretical Entanglements in Climate Education

Karen Malone, Chi Tran

4:00

 

 

Indigenous Governance Futures: transforming educational leadership, challenging  neo-liberalism

Caelli Jo Brooker

 

Becoming-with dust and child-earth relations in education

Yanina Carrizo

 

4:30 – 5:00

Break

5:00 – 6:00

KEYNOTE (VIRTUAL)

Rosi Braidotti

 

6:00

Break

7:00

SOCIAL EVENT

Conference Dinner (in person only)

 

 

 
Venue
Rydges Sydney Central
28 Albion Street, Surry Hills
Sydney, Australia
 
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