Professorial Lecture Series | Living and working in conservative times: Is there a role for academic activism?

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Presenter:  Professor Sue Shore, Professor in Education, International Graduate Centre for Education, Charles Darwin University

Date: Sep 22, 2015

Time: 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Contact person:  CDU Events
T: 08 8946 6554

Location:  Nitmiluk Lounge, Level 4, Parliament House, Darwin

Target audience:  All are welcome to attend.

Lecture abstract: The issues discussed in this lecture draw on my years of engagement with learners, workers and communities across vocational, community and higher education. Much of this work has investigated responses to educational disadvantage at the same time as I have challenged the judgmental labels assigned to poor and marginalised learners. A claim that one is working for ‘social justice’ must work with these entanglements.

Academics working in these spaces are often asked to engage in evidence-based research to resolve complex issues, yet that engagement involves working with increasingly conservative policy mandates and under-resourced community and industry groups. This public lecture follows my engagement with academic activism over the last 25 years as I track how this ‘other work’ rubs up against working life in a university.

Registrations: Please RSVP by Friday 18 September to or phone 08 8946 6554.

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