Annual Research and Scholarship Conference

Conceptualizing the Individual in Social Change: Education and Social Work in an Era of Youth Action.

"If solutions within this system are so difficult to find then maybe we should change the system itself" (Thunberg, 2018).

It has been repeatedly demonstrated that individual actions are shaped by our social institutions, such as the family institution. Joined now by previously minor institutional actors like sport and the media, these intermediaries are under-theorized in regards to how they are shaped by ordinary individuals. Some very young members of society, like Greta Thunberg, are forcing open this black box.

Our conference aims to interrogate, theorize, and practice individuals’ “taking action.” The focus of the conference explores the relationship between individual action and collective change and, especially the border-like but permeable space that actively lies in-between you and us. This conference invites participants to consider how we might engage in scholarship within the space of individual action and collective change. We are also invited to ask what kind of forces create problematic situations and in what ways can research in Education and Social Work build a bridge to collective change.

Call for Papers - Deadline - 30th October 2019

Sub themes include: • Pedagogy • Practice • Peripheries • Educational and Life Transitions • Medical Education Individual papers, roundtable and poster proposals can be submitted by emailing a 250-word abstract to by Wednesday 30th October. Abstracts should include: • Theme (best fit from the list above) • Title of paper • Name(s) • Affiliation(s) • Contact email address.

The abstract should be structured to cover aims; methods; main findings; conclusions. Scholarship that is conceptual or theoretical, research syntheses, and late-breaking results are most welcome.

Papers, roundtables, and posters will be allocated a 20-minute slot. For papers, there will be fifteen minutes to present with five minutes for question; roundtables are small group; interactive sessions, posters should be submitted in PDF format and the school will arrange for printing.

Check the Eventbrite link for the programme including pre and post-conference events and social activities.

Tickets are free but please book a place via Eventbrite in advance.

Refreshments and lunch will be provided. For more information please contact Jane Lynch.

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