2017 Annual Education Lecture: Jonathan Freedland on post-truth and public education

The School of Education, Communication & Society at King’s College London invites you to its 2017 Annual Education Lecture: Post-truth, lies and fake news

Guardian columnist Jonathan Freedland asks why this has become the era of post-truth, how much Donald Trump is to blame, the danger this poses to democracy – and what can be done about it. When it comes to questions of truth, does the media have a particular role in, and responsibility for, public education and if it does, what is it?

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Thursday 6 July 2017, 17.30-20.00.

Great Hall, Strand Campus, King’s College London

Arrivals from 17.30; lecture and Q&A from 18:00 followed by drinks reception.

To book your place at this lecture, register via the Eventbrite.

The PLuS Alliance Prize in innovation – Nominations open now!

The inaugural PLuS Alliance Prize in innovation is now open for nominations.

The PLuS Alliance Prize awards US$50,000 annually to highlight innovation in research and innovation in education that:

  • addresses a globally-significant issue
  • makes a direct and positive impact, and
  • helps, or has the potential to help communities globally.

Professional and academic staff, students and alumni from King’s College London, as well from fellow members of the PLuS Alliance,  Arizona State University and UNSW Sydney, are eligible to nominate a global innovator in each of the categories of Research Innovation and Education Innovation.

Prizes are awarded for innovation in research as well as in education.

For further information on the prizes and the nomination process follow the links:

US$25,000 is awarded in each of the categories to recognise outstanding contributions by individuals, groups, or organisations in addressing the greatest global challenges facing society.

Submissions close on Friday 12 May, 2017. So if you want outstanding, innovative, and globally impactful research and education to be recognised, submit your nomination today!

Summer School in Dresden, Germany, for PhDs & Postdocs

Invitation Summer School “Vocational Integration in Post-Migrant Society”
3-7 July 2017

Open to doctoral and post-doctoral researchers from education, sociology, economics, linguistics, and related disciplines.

You are invited to the International Summer School, which takes place on 3-7 July 2017 and is hosted by the TU Dresden/ Germany (School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Education, Center for Integration Research).

Outlook of the Summer School
In Germany–a country of immigrants—what counts as one of the biggest tasks for society as a whole is the integration of people with diverse backgrounds (ethnicity, age, gender, etc.) into a society which regards itself as inclusive. Therefore, a particular challenge is finding a way to properly utilise and develop the potential of such a diversified society. Societies that are open to such varying diversities are the main focus of research in so-called “post-migrant approaches.” These approaches shift the perspective from migration itself to the processes resulting from it- for example, social and political transformations, conflicts, and identity construction. In this context, the topic of integration and labour in post-migrant societies is of enormous importance, for it is within this area that participation within society is made possible. In light of the shortage of skilled labour and the current climate of demographic transition, integration can furthermore positively influence developments in the labour market. By extensively discussing relevant practices and concepts, Summer School 2017 revolves around the topic of integration with a special focus on how to further develop the structures and processes of vocational training and employment in an age of diversification.

Target Audience: Competition and Selection Process 
The group of participants will consist of researchers (on a doc and post-doc level) based in a variety of fields and from various different countries of origin who have been awarded for their excellent research activities (on the relevant qualification level) and innovative contributions to migration and integration studies.

Those interested are asked to describe their expertise in the subject matter detailed above and to state their motivation for participation in the form of an application. A committee consisting of professors from the Faculty of Education together with representatives of the Faculty of Business and Economics and the Institute of Sociology will be responsible for selecting appropriate candidates. 20 international researchers as well as 5 researchers of TU Dresden will be selected.

Please have a look at our outline of the Summer School

The registration is open now until 31st March 2017. Please apply here.

Teaching Adults

Come to our Information and Advice Open Day Saturday 6 June 11am -1pm Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AL London needs more teachers to help hundreds of adults and young people leaving school, to gain skills for work; improve their personal skills; support their children’s progress and expand their confidence and abilities.
Interested?  Find out more about training to teach adults by attending our open day where you will have the chance to speak to an advisor, meet course providers and discuss career opportunities.
Register your interest at www.teach-adults.com

This event is managed by the London Strategic Unit at NRDC