Prisoner Learning Academic Network Seminar


Date: 6th November

Time: 1.30pm – 5pm

Location:Geoffrey Manton Building, MMU

This will be the second in a series of seminars that aim to challenge current discourses in the field of education in prison. The aim of the network is to bring together academic discourse with practitioners, providers and learners in prison to enhance and develop conversation. In our first seminar, we consider theoretical questions of the purpose of education in prison and the underlying theoretical pedagogies that underpin it.

In this seminar, we consider the question of translating pedagogy and research in to practice. Furthermore, we want to consider the role of research in developing strategic planning from the perspective of the providers of education in prison and practitioners working in the field. In particular, we are interested in relationships – what relationships are important, how can relationships between academic institutions and providers/practitioners be cultivated, and what academia can contribute/learn from providers and practitioners.

Speakers include:

Professor Gabrielle Ivinson, Manchester Metropolitan University;

Sir Simon Hughes, Open University and London South Bank University;

Sally Garrett, Novus;

Practitioners and practitioner researchers from across the prison estate.

The event will be followed by a drinks reception.


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