Pedagogy and Policy Cluster research cluster
The overarching focus of the work of this cluster is the interrelationship between pedagogy and policy, an entanglement that is always complex and often fraught as policy frameworks both construct and constrain pedagogical possibilities. The emphasis is very much placed on situated research, grounded in our practice as educators and the lived experiences of all involved in the manifold shifting interactions that make up what we call “pedagogy”. Seeking in our work to synthesise theory, analysis and practice, and animated by a deep-seated concern to address processes of marginalisation and minoritisation, we engage in research across a variety of settings, from early years to higher education, from social movement activism to representations in literature and film. While driven by a social justice ethos, we make no glib assumptions about the liberatory power of pedagogy and are as critical of its limitations as we are advocates for its possibilities.
Intro 300 characters: Our research interests lie in the interrelationship between pedagogy and policy with an aim to synthesise theory and practice across a variety of settings driven by a deep-seated concern to address processes of marginalisation and minoritisation.
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