Four funerals and a wedding (revisited): have we exorcised the demons of psychology in education over the past two decades? Or have they been sanctified?

Hymer, Barry (2017) Four funerals and a wedding (revisited): have we exorcised the demons of psychology in education over the past two decades? Or have they been sanctified? In: Developing research: informed practice in learning, education and development, 23 November 2017, University of Cumbria, Lancaster, UK. (Unpublished)

[img]
Preview
PDF - Supplemental Material
Available under License CC BY-NC

Download (318kB) | Preview
Official URL: https://www.cumbria.ac.uk/about/events/university-...

Abstract

Barry Hymer is a former primary and secondary school teacher and educational psychologist. He is currently emeritus professor of psychology in education at the University of Cumbria. Barry has particular interests and expertise in the related areas of motivation, mindset, talent development and independent learning. In Barry’s lecture he will revisit a presentation he made to school leaders and to government ministers nearly two decades ago. He argued then that many aspects of psychology’s legacy in education needed interring, or at the very least, subjecting to radical surgery. Barry will invite his audience to consider to what extent – if at all – his and other educators’ arguments have been heeded, or if our chosen profession is still in the grip of the concepts and practices of ability, standardisation, rationality and donated knowledge. He concludes with a few contemporary thoughts about a happier union between psychology and education, asking whether perhaps the offspring of these domains would be better born out of wedlock.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Keynote)
Departments: Faculty of Education, Arts and Business > Institute of Education > Non-Initial Teacher Education
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 14 Nov 2017 14:24
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2017 12:43
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/3389

Downloads

Downloads per month over past year



Downloads each year

Actions (repository staff only)

Edit Item Edit Item