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Book Launch: Facing Poverty and Marginalisation: Fifty Years of Critical Research in Brazil

Facing Poverty and Marginalisation: Fifty Years of Critical Research in Brazil (co-ed Kontopodis, Magalhaes & Coracini) will be launched next Tuesday 23 May 2017, 4.15-5.00, at the Centre for Critical Psychology and Education, 388 Glossop Road Room, Room 3.02, University … Continue reading

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Manchester BSA Congress Presentation: How and why should children eat healthy? (4 April, 09:00-10:30)

Is eating healthy that black & white as nutrition and policy guidelines usually claim it to be? Michalis Kontopodis’s presentation “How and why should children eat healthy? Ethnographic snapshots into diverse children’s everyday eating practices” draws on materials from his long-term ethnographic … Continue reading

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Experiencing Developmental Crises in Critical Times/ Sheffield EdD Residential Weekend

Most theories of psychological development refer to a crisis that takes place in adolescence due to physical, cognitive and psychosocial changes. Little research has however explored how young people experience this psychological crisis in the context of today’s broader financial, … Continue reading

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Research with Transformative Agendas: ISCAR Pre-Conference Workshop in Quebec, August 28 2017

The next ISCAR conference takes place from the 28th of August to the 1st of September 2017 in Québec, Canada. Our pre-conference workshop on “Research with Transformative Agendas: Increasing Equality in Education and Beyond” offers opportunities to critically examine how theory and … Continue reading

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José at Escola Porto Alegre

José (pseudonym) is there again, as usual poorly dressed. He looks up for a moment when I enter, then returns to his work. His patience has always been remarkable to me. Now again I observe him standing, his whole body … Continue reading

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Exploring Youth in Contemporary Brazil at BERA Annual Conference 2016, Leeds, 15 Sept 9.00-11.00, SS 10.05

As Brazil enters a new phase of socio-economic and political turmoil, Dr. Michalis Kontopodis, will explore four everyday life scenes from contexts of youngsters involved in a variety of social and political movements in contemporary Brazil in an “innovative” storytelling … Continue reading

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Youth Development in Critical Times: Doing Collective Pasts & Futures

How to conceptualise youth development in critical times? What is the role of memory and imagination in doing development? My presentation at the South & Central European ISCAR Conference: “Cultural-Historical, Activity and Sociocultural Research at Times of the Contemporary Crisis: Implications for Education … Continue reading

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Invited talk by M. Kontopodis in Oxford: Experiencing developmental crises in critical times

Let me kindly invite the readers of this blog to my talk on June 08, 2016 17:00 – 18:30 in Seminar Room G, School of Education at the University of Oxford on “Experiencing developmental crises in critical times: from realising potential futures … Continue reading

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Materialities & Sensuous Media in Learning & Development

It has just been a pleasure for me to give a talk on “Biopedagogies, Materialities & Sensuous Media in Learning & Development” to colleagues and PhD students at the University of Neuchâtel in Switzerland. We spend a great day discussing the … Continue reading

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Young People, Participation & Media: Report on Invited Talk by S. Banaji at the University of Roehampton

There has been widespread concern in contemporary Western societies about declining engagement in civic life; studies find that people are less inclined to vote, to join political parties, to campaign for social causes, or to trust political processes. Young people more than other … Continue reading

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