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De Montfort University

Eric Wood

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Leicester

LE1 9BH

United Kingdom

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A day of discussion, debate and reflection, featuring a key note from Dr Emily Danvers.

Inspired by the spirit of critique that has always informed learning development practice, and has always animated ALDinHE’s mission ever since it was founded, this event will provide space to explore how critical theoretical perspectives can help us to challenge and reflect on our practices, assumptions, professional identities, and positioning within contemporary higher education.

We are delighted to announce that the event will open with a keynote from Dr Emily Danvers whose recent work draws on contemporary feminist theory in order to interrogate, and invite us to re-think, how student criticality tends to be framed and conceptualised in the academy. As well as discussing her work in this area, Emily will also talk about her experiences of working with theory.

The remainder of the day will provide participants with opportunities to explore (critically, of course!) their own encounters with/questions about/problems with/hostility towards theory and its role in stimulating critique. All colleagues, regardless of prior knowledge or experience, are welcome to attend this event, which will be designed to nurture discussion, debate, questioning, clarification and reflection, all in a suitably friendly and supportive environment. Well, what else would you expect from an ALDinHE event?

Themes for the day will include:

- Getting beyond the idea that it’s theory versus practice

- Challenging the notion that theory and critique are ‘indulgent’ alternatives to ‘getting on with the job’

- Overcoming our fears of theory

- Politics, Philosophy, Power, Passion, Praxis… and a whole load of other ‘Ps’!

- Ethics and values in learning development practice

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De Montfort University

Eric Wood

Room 2.03

Leicester

LE1 9BH

United Kingdom

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