PoE Conference 2015 details


Invited Speakers

Human Nature and Education

Anthony O’Hear,University of Buckingham, UK Liberal Education, Human Nature and the State (keynote address)
Nirmalangshu Mukherji, Delhi University, Delhi   Education for the Species (keynote address)
Rohit Dhankar, Azim Premji University Bangalore Human Nature in Nyaya-Sutras of Gotama
Catherine Z. Elgin, Harvard University, USA The Ends of Education

Ethics and Education

Amita Chatterjee, Jadavpur University, Kolkata Egalitarianism versus Elitism in the Academics
Gopal Guru, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi  Ethics of Responsibility in the Practice of Higher Education
Judith Suissa, Institute of Education, University of London,  UK Parents as Social Justice Educators; Moral Upbringing in the Borderlands
Randall Curren, University of Rochester, USA Eudaimonia in the Classroom (Keynote address)
Sharon Todd, Maynooth University, Ireland Reframing Ethics in Education: Sensibility, Affect and Embodiment
Susie Tharu, Formerly with University of English and Foreign Languages, Hyderabad,   Life and death in the university: Some reflections of student suicides. (Keynote address)

Notions of Public and Private in Education

Gurpreet Mahajan, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi  Educating India: Public Goods and Private Enterprise (Keynote Address)
Harry Brighouse, University of Winconsin- Madison, USA Why all schools are Public schools (Keynote address)
James Tooley, New Castle University, UK  What justified role is there for government in education? Philosophical and conceptual understanding of public and private in education
Niraja Gopal Jayal, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi  Public or Private? Why Education blurs Boundaries

Papers shortlisted from responses to Call for papers

Aivinor Ams, Manipal University, Manipal Knowledge as Emotion
Asim Siddiqui, Manipal University, Manipal Authenticity of teaching
Claudia Schumann, University of Stockholm, Sweden Which Love of Country? Tensions, Questions, and Contexts for Cosmopolitanism and Patriotism in Education
David Lewin, Liverpool Hope University, UK Technology, Attention and Education.
Hari Naryanan V., Indian Institute of Technology, Jodhpur Embodied Nature: Lessons for Educators
Krassimir Stojanov, Catholic University, Germany  Learning vs. Education: On the Conceptual Difference between Instrumental and Ethical Understandings of the Aims of Schooling
Shane Ryan, Soochow University, Taiwan Epistemic Virtue and Value in Education
Sheetal Paul, Delhi Ethics and Education
Siddharth S., Azim Premji University, Bangalore  Examining the Concept of Intelligence
Udit Bhatia, Oxford University, UK  Minority Educational Rights and the Indian Supreme Court: A Case of ‘Contextual Secularism’

Detailed agenda to be published soon!

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