The Centre for the Study of Practice and Culture in Education organise a number of research-focused events throughout the year. Events span from seminars on important and topical issues in education, to the annual CSPACE conference. Click on the boxes below to find an event that interests you. 

CSPACE Research Seminar Series

Hope, Pedagogy and Utopia within, against and beyond the neoliberal and colonial University.

Wednesday 18 December, 17:00 - 19:00
Birmingham City University City South Campus.

You are warmly invited to join us for a CSPACE sponsored Research Event with a wine and drinks reception that will take place on 18 December 2019.

The contemporary moment in capitalism is beset by news of crisis and disaster: a decade of austerity, the commodification of evermore spaces of life, snowballing evidence of the severity of the ecological crises we face, and the increasing cruelty and racism of border regimes. There appears to be some hope in radical movements within and outside universities, yet there are concerns that these movements are empty of meaningful political content. Social movements such as Extinction Rebellion have exploded in popularity, bringing climate change to mainstream attention, yet have been criticised for populism, failing to draw links between social and ecological justice, and for claiming that climate change is ‘apolitical’ or ‘beyond left and right’. Recent movements within HE, begun by the grassroots and adopted as official policies within some institutions and departments include moves to ‘decolonise the curriculum’, and to declare ‘climate emergency’. These movements also appear hopeful, yet their emancipatory potential is belied by soaring student fees and corresponding debt, the precarisation of academic labour, and the introduction of ever-changing metrics such as REF, TEF, and KEF. All of these dynamics are linked to increasing gender, race and class exploitation, the corporatization of university space and the commodification of knowledge. 

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Previous events

Chasing Rhythm symposium 2019

Academics from leading institutions gathered to discuss their research on rhythm. You can access presentations from the academics involved via our YouTube playlist

Reconceptualising tools for pedagogical inquiry

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Whole Class Ensemble Teaching: knowledge, skills, learning

Birmingham Music Education Research Group (B-MERG)

CSPACE seminar Christmas Special

Fierce pedagogies: producing dissensual knowledge and subjects. You can view the discussion on Fierce Pedagogies on YouTube.

Shape-shifting as a teaching and learning pedagogy?

Practitioner Education Research Group (PERG)

Sexual bullying and sexting

Cultures in Education Research Group (CiERG)

xCHANGE festival special: Post-It Notes To My Lecturers: Decolonisations in Learning and Teaching