Education for Post Secular Society

October 7, 2010 · Posted in Uncategorized 

Date: Saturday 29th January 2011, Time: 9.30am – 4.30pm

Location: Canterbury Christ Church University, North Holmes Road campus, Canterbury

Fee: £25 per delegate (only £5 for BERA SIG members, members of the Philosophy of Education society of Great Britain and students)

Come to this conference to explore the meaning, relevance and implications of a post secular society for education with people from a range of disciplines including education, philosophy, theology and religious studies.

The idea of a post secular society raises a number of challenges for all those engaged in understanding the relationship between the sacred and the secular, liberal notions of the secular and the nature of contemporary spirituality in the context of educational practice and theory.

Proposals for papers on the following themes are welcomed:

  • Post secular philosophies and theologies of education
  • Pedagogies and curricula for post secular society
  • Reframing/defending liberal education in a post secular context
  • The nature of objectivity and truth in education
  • The relationship between faith and a secular academy
  • The secularisation and re-sacralisation of knowledge and learning
  • Faith schools and universities in a post secular society
  • The interplay between post modernism and the post secular
  • The relevance of the post secular as a discourse in education

KEY DATES:

Abstract Proposals of (approx) 200 words 1st December 2010

Confirmation of abstract acceptance 15th December 2010

Conference booking deadline 5th January 2011

conference-flyer abstract-submission

Book your place online: www.canterbury.ac.uk/education/conferences

Telephone: 01227 782744

Email: gill.harrison@canterbury.ac.uk

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