News & Events

Jan
24
Thu
Book Launch for Professor Lisa Farley's "Childhood Beyond Pathology" @ Theatre Centre
Jan 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Featuring a reading by Professor Lisa Farley (York University) and remarks by Deborah Britzman (York University) and Debbie Sonu (CUNY)

Co-sponsored by the Faculty of Education, York University and SUNY Press

Free - fully wheelchair accessible

Childhood beyond Pathology offers an account of the ways that psychoanalytic concepts can inform ongoing challenges of representing development, belonging, and relationality, with a focus on debates over how children should be treated, what they might know, and who they should become. Drawing from fiction, clinical studies, and courtroom and classroom contexts, Lisa Farley explores a series of five conceptual figures—the replacement child, the neurodiverse child, the counterfeit child, the child heir of historical trauma, and the gender divergent child—with a keen eye to discussions of social justice and human dignity. The book reveals the emotional situations, social tensions, and political issues that shape the meaning of childhood, and focuses on what happens when a child departs from normative scripts of development. Through thought-provoking analysis, Farley develops themes that include childhood loss, the myth of innocence, the problem of diagnosis, the subject of racial hatred, the meaning of a good fight, and gender embodiment. She draws extensively on psychoanalytic concepts to show how the fantasy of the child advancing through lockstep stages fails to account for the child as symbolic of the conflicts of entering into the social world. Childhood beyond Pathology suggests we reconsider developmental understandings of childhood by honoring the elusive qualities of inner life.

Lisa Farley Event Poster FINAL

Feb
1
Fri
YGSE Graduate Conference in Education - CALL FOR PROPOSALS
Feb 1 all-day

The 15th Annual YGSE Graduate Conference in Education will take place on April 12 & 13, 2019.

The theme for the 2019 conference is:

Education in Action:

What does education in action mean to you? This is the question we pose and welcome a myriad of responses. By doing so, we hope to put the idea of democracy in action into practice. Ultimately,  we would like to intentionally broaden the scope of democracy and allow participants to construct their own ideas of democracy. We leave room for interpretation and creative imagination. We look forward to your submissions!

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

DEADLINEFriday, February 1st, 2019

To submit a proposal click here: Proposal Submissions

Dear Graduate Students:

You are cordially invited to submit a proposal for Education in Action: The 15th Annual York University Graduate Conference in Education.

What does education in action mean to you? This is the question we pose and welcome a myriad of responses. By doing so, we hope to put the idea of democracy in action into practice. Ultimately,  we would like to intentionally broaden the scope of democracy and allow participants to construct their own ideas of democracy. We leave room for interpretation and creative imagination. We look forward to your submissions!

We welcome relevant proposals for panel presentations (approx. 15 mins/presentation).

Some ideas/topics for consideration in drafting proposals:

  • Social Justice
  • Social Inclusion
  • Diversity
  • Agency
  • Advocacy
  • Human Rights
  • Ethics of Caring
  • Collaboration
  • Equity
  • Equality
  • Democratic Participation
  • Crisis of Democracy
  • Praxis
  • Co-construction of Knowledge
  • Reconciliation
  • Community
  • Grassroots Organizations
  • Citizenship
  • Action in Education
  • Critical Pedagogy
  • and more

Submission Guidelines:

You will need the following information to submit your proposal online:

  • Full Name
  • Email Address
  • Working Title for Proposal
  • Graduate Program
  • Affiliated Institution
  • Keywords (3-5)
  • Abstract (max 200 words)

Please remove any identifying information from abstracts that may compromise the blind review process.

Feb
7
Thu
Strategies for Success: Teaching Self-Advocacy @ 3146 (Victor Phillip Dahdaleh Building)
Feb 7 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Join us for this this free Development Workshop for Bachelor of Education (BEd) Students co-hosted by Student Accessibility Services at York University and Education Community Placement Students.

Click here to RSVP by January 30th.

Strategies for Success Self-Advocacy Workshop flyer

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