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School of Education Special Research Event: A/Prof David Zyngier - 'What teachers believe about democracy: an Australian study. Implications for teacher education.'

Professor Amy Cutter-Mackenzie

Monday, 13 November 2017 from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm (AEST)

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The School of Education's would like to invite you to their special research seminar by Adjunct Associate Professor David Zyngier:

What teachers believe about democracy: an Australian study. Implications for teacher education.

The seminar will take place at midday on Monday 13th November from 12-1pm followed by light refreshments afterwards.

Please confirm if you would like to attend at the Gold Coast campus via this Eventbrite link. If you would like to attend at Coffs Harbour or Lismore there is no need to RSVP.

The session can also be accessed onlife via Zoom link: https://scuonline.zoom.us/j/7103981309

Room details: to be confirmed.

In this special research seminar, David discusses data from a recently completed ARC DECRA project with a focus on pre-service education student perceptions and perspectives related to education for democracy in Australia. Using a critical pedagogical framework he will present both quantitative and qualitative responses of contrasting understandings of democracy. It begins by outlining the concepts of thick and thin democracy and why this is important in relation to contemporary debates about the state of civics and citizenship education (CCE), and then explains the conceptual framework of critical pedagogy and methodology. The datum analysed is discussed in relation to neo-liberalism and indicates that the pre-service teachers in this study view democracy in a narrow or thin way that may impact on their classroom practice where they would be teaching about but not for democracy. A more critical and thicker understanding of democracy is suggested as essential if we desire our students to become active and transformative citizens.

 

David Zyngier 

David works in the Faculty of Education at Monash University as a Senior Lecturer in the areas of Curriculum and Pedagogy.  He is also a new Adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Education, Southern Cross University.  David is a former teacher and principal, with a research focus on teacher pedagogies that engage all students improving outcomes for students from communities of disadvantage focusing on issues of social justice and social inclusion. He works within a critical and post-structural orientation to pedagogy that is distinguishable by its commitment to social justice (with interests in who benefits and who does not by particular social arrangements) and its dialectic critical method investigating how school education can improve student outcomes for all but in particular for at risk students.

Have questions about School of Education Special Research Event: A/Prof David Zyngier - 'What teachers believe about democracy: an Australian study. Implications for teacher education.'? Contact Professor Amy Cutter-Mackenzie

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Southern Cross University, Gold Coast Campus
Southern Cross Dr
Bilinga, QLD 4225
Australia

Monday, 13 November 2017 from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm (AEST)


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