Aims of the Festival

The Emporium of Dangerous Ideas aims to re-establish the importance of dangerous ideas as agents of change in education – to shift the axis of what is possible! It is for everyone who is passionate about education including college, university, school staff and students as well as those engaged in education throughout the creative communities.

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Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Launch of the Emporium of Dangerous Ideas

The announcement of the Launch of this Emporium has just been made - 9th June at Govanhill Community Baths.  We will be going in at the deep end with the wonderful Dr Colin Jones, senior lecturer in entrepreneurship who will be discussing his ideas around emancipatory education:  'when invisible students act in ways unknown to invisible educators, learning outcomes become visible for all to see. The future is here now, and it is the most exciting time to be a learner and an educator. Come see why'
   We will also be joined by the fantastic Cherry Hopkins from Dundee and Angus College who will be discussing "The powerful dictate policies that may appear, superficially, to move toward more participatory citizenship and thus enhanced democracy.  These policies, in reality, do little but change the shade of the status quo.  What if we changed the default position for educators from preserving the status quo to unequivocal support for the powerless?"
The extremely dangerous  (Real) David Cameron will be posing the question "The sooner we realise that all education is emancipatory the better! It should free us from prejudice and preconception and challenge predestination, otherwise what is the point?" The Real David Cameron

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