We are pleased to welcome you to the 13th Summer Days of the Finnish Research Network on History and Philosophy, this time to be held in Tampere, Finland 7-9th June 2017! We offer an opportunity for exchanging ideas, presenting new research and connecting with old friends and new. We look forward to seeing you in Tampere.
Students are welcomed to present their theses and we strongly recommend that their participation will be recognized as part of their studies.
The meeting has no registration fee.
Research group Equality and Planetary Justice in Adult, Vocational and Higher Education
Finnish Educational Research Association
VET & Culture Network
Research programme Freedom and Responsibility of Popular Adult Education
Finnish Society for Research on Adult Education
Active Democratic Citizenship and Adult Learning
The THEME of the 13th meeting: DISCIPLINARY STRUGGLES IN THE HISTORY OF EDUCATION
The event invites senior and junior researchers, students and practitioners to discuss and debate about different kinds of disciplinary struggles in the history of education, preferably from historical and philosophical perspectives.
Discipline is a core concept in education, both in practice and in theory. Are educational practices necessarily also disciplinary despite their overt commitment to empowerment and emancipation, and how have the conceptions about discipline transformed historically and in different contexts? While justification of educational practices is increasingly based on authorized knowledge about education, how has the ownership and power of educational knowledge transformed historically and in different contexts?
The position of education as a discipline has always been controversial: is it a genuine academic
subject (science) with its distinctive categories, concepts and theories or just application of conceptual and theoretical tools from other disciplines? Has the traditional human-centered fixation to certain disciplines – such as psychology, sociology, philosophy, economy – also contributed to environmental, economic and social crisis, which endanger the continuity of human life itself? What counts as education and educational knowledge is also essential for diversification of
educational discipline into sub-fields or even new disciplines. This in turn relates closely to diversification of educational professionals, whose conceptions about education may fundamentally differ and even contradict each other.
SHOULD YOU SUBMIT A PAPER? - You do not need to be a historian or a philosopher in order to participate. What is truly important is that your argumentation is somehow based on historical or philosophical reasoning.
Even though the meeting theme is disciplinary struggles in the history of education, papers on other topics are also welcome. Here is a list of possible topics: the development or characteristics of particular educational idea, practice, institution, research paradigm, method, or conceptual framework; methodological investigations; theoretical analysis of interrelationship between education and society, gender, culture, economics, politics, media, religion, or historical figures and turning points. - These were just examples. Paper abstracts on any other area are also welcome.