Intercultural relationship development at university: A conceptual framework and empirical illustration

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Intercultural relationship development at university: A conceptual framework and empirical illustration Seminar date: 11 September, 2017 Speakers: Kazuhiro Kudo (Dokkyo University, Japan and Murdoch University, Australia) For decades, studies in higher education have, on the one hand, substantiated the significance of intercultural interactions between international and domestic students, but on the other hand, reported widespread evidence of limited relationships between the two groups. Against this backdrop, this seminar aims to revisit current conceptualisations of intercultural relationships. A concept...

TCELT Research Methods Seminar - What is an apparatus

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6 September, 14:00 – 16:00 Venue: Dalhousie 2F02 Speaker: Dr Murray Simpson, School of Education & Social Work, University of Dundee   This session will outline Giorgio Agamben’s interpretation of Foucault’s concept of the ‘apparatus’ (dispositif). The apparatus is a theoretical approach for the critical analysis of social practices, particularly of governance. Almost any field can be considered as, and studied as, an apparatus: education, the family, obesity, or (as the picture of the construction of the V&A Museum in Dundee suggests) art and design.  The &l...

International Doctoral Workshop

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International Doctoral Workshop Thursday 8 June 2017, 2-4pm Dalhousie Building, Room 1S06   The School of Education & Social Work and TCELT welcomes Dr Maria Norstedt and Dr Elisabet Apelmo, Department of Social Work, Malmö University, Sweden will run an afternoon workshop open to University of Dundee Doctoral students exploring methodological dimensions of their research. Institutional ethnography (IE) (as developed by the feminist sociologist Dorothy E. Smith and her colleagues) is a method of social inquiry that sets out to explore and analyze how people's daily practices and experiences a...

Using Actor Network Theory: Case Study 'The Deaf Trade Selling the Cochlear Implant'

Graphic actor network event
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Actor Network Theory is a'material-semiotic' method adopted to explore how networks are built or assembled and maintained to achieve a specific objective (this might be a social policy, product or organisation). Start: 25 April, 2-4pm Location: Dalhousie 2S14 Speaker: Dr Fiona Kumari Campbell, School of Education & Social Work, University of Dundee.  The beauty of ANT as a research method is that it allows for a full exploration of broad dimensions of stakeholders and conditions that effect and respond to the research question without reducing analysis to contested oppositional elem...

TCELT Seminar: Dramatization as a Process of Understanding and Transforming Conflicts

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‌TCELT welcomes guest speaker Kelly di Bertolli, Doctoral Student, Pontifíca Universidade Católica, Sao Paulo. Location: Dalhousie 1G05 Date: 21st February, 16:00 - 17:30 Kelly's research brings together an analysis of group processes in groups working for social change, and arts processes as a tool for community groups, focusing on Theatre of the Oppressed. Kelly worked personally with internationally renowned theatre pioneer and political activist Augusto Boal for many years in Brazil and New York. She is currently developing 'Social Theatre of the Affects', through doctoral research, ...

TCELT Research Methods Seminar - 'Research Methods and Transformation Social Change'

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Research has the potential to instigate, inform and promote social change. While the notion of impact is now recognised and placed centrally within the social sciences, further work needs to be done to recognise the multiplicity of ways that impact can occur. This seminar will explore impact as process as well as outcome, providing space for reflection on the varying ways in which social change is conceptualised across higher education and how this affects how social science research is framed and understood.  Start: 20th June, 14:00 – 16:00pm Location: Dalhousie 1LG03 Speaker: Dr Victoria...

Inside Outside - The Sex Industry In Scotland

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Inside Outside The Sex Industry In Scotland Exhibition 19 - 30 June 2017Dalhousie Foyer, University of Dundee75 Old Hawkhill, Dundee, DD1 5EN This is a powerful and hard hitting photography exhibition by women who have been involved in the sex industry across Scotland. This important work provides a rare insight into the hidden world of the sex industry across Scotland. It features the stories and photographs of women who have been involved in it and from their perspectives. Their stories talk of their backgrounds, routes into prostitution and for many the struggles to leave. They also talk about their hop...

TCELT Workshop

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Youth Work in Scotland & Germany: Approaches, Achievements and Challenges   Start: 19 June, 13:00 – 16:00   Location: Dalhousie 2G13   Schedule of Events:   13:00 – Networking lunch   13:45 – ‘Spotlight on Youth work in Bavaria, Social Working in Germany’ - Stefan Moser   15:00 – The Scottish Picture – Pete Glen   15:15 – Discussion groups....