Research Methodology Workshop 'Critical Policy Sociology'

As a part of the Summer Research Writing School the School of Education presents

Research Methodology Workshop
‘Critical Policy Sociology’
Presented by: Associate Professor Rob Hattam

Tuesday 19 January 2016, 9.00am – 4.30pm
Room G1.72/73, G Building, Magill Campus 

Critical policy sociology studies: provocations and frontiers, the aim of this workshop is to provide a space to consider the methodology, critical policy sociology and especially related to research in education. The session will focus on the work of Stephen Ball. The session will review key concepts such as discourse, problematisation and Carol Bacchi's approach. The session will also consider new frontiers for policy sociology. Participants will be expected to read a series of papers before the workshop.

Associate Professor Rob Hattam is the Acting Dean: Research and Innovation for the Division of Education, Arts and Social Sciences. His research has focused on teachers’ work, critical and reconciliation pedagogies, refugees, and socially just school reform. He has published in a range of journals and has been involved in book projects with others that include Schooling for a Fair Go, Teachers' Work in a Globalising Economy, and Dropping Out, Drifting Off, Being Excluded: Becoming Somebody Without School. Recently he published a book entitled Awakening-Struggle: Towards a Buddhist Critical Theory.

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