5 December 2011
9am - 4.30pm
Venue: Faculty of Education, The University of Auckland, Music Auditorium (B Block), Gate 3, 74 Epsom Avenue, Epsom Campus (Free parking available at Gate 2) - View map
Contact info: See below for links to online registration and poster proposal submission. For further information contact Esther Fitzpatrick.
A one-day symposium hosted by the Narrative and Metaphor Special Interest Network, Faculty of Education, The University of Auckland.
Narrative and metaphor figure greatly in current discussion about education. Researchers, practitioners, and activists, working on narrative and/or metaphor in any aspect of education are invited to participate in this symposium. Fields we expect to explore include:
- Grand narratives of social and educational change
- Conceptual metaphors for education (‘education as a journey’, ‘education as lighting a flame’ etc)
- Indigenous narratives and metaphors relating to education
- Children’s capacity to comprehend and generate stories and metaphors
- Analysis of small stories of human lived experience
- Personal and collective identity as constructed in narrative form
- Critiquing and problematising dominant narratives and metaphors
- Narratives and metaphors in activism for social change
- Collaborative and competitive storytelling
- Narrative and metaphor in the teaching of mathematics and science
- Adult education, stories and images
- Creative writing in an educational context
- The metaphors generated by student teachers around their own training
- Stories and metaphors in multicultural education, etc, etc.
The keynote speaker is Joe Norris from Brock University, Canada who will demonstrate the practice of duoethnography, ‘a collaborative research methodology in which two or more researchers of difference juxtapose their life stories to provide multiple understanding of the world.’
The Special Interest Network is calling for proposals for a one-hour Poster Session, which will be a central feature of the symposium. Graduate students, as well as more experienced scholars and practitioners, will have the opportunity to display and speak informally about their research, teaching, and other projects involving narrative and/or metaphor. Those wishing to participate in the symposium are invited to submit a one-page proposal via the online submission form by Friday 30 September 2011. Proposals, which may be for posters on paper up to A1 size, or for more innovative formats, including three-dimensional and video works, will be peer-reviewed by the organisers. Acceptance will be confirmed by Friday 14 October.
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We would like to thank and acknowledge support received from the School of Teaching, Learning and Development in the Faculty of Education and funding from the North Shore Teachers College Trust.