The future of education will form the basis for the November Port Macquarie Philosophy Forum to be held at the Glasshouse.
The event is on Sunday November 17, 6pm to 7.30pm.
Guest speaker is Bill Boyd, a professor of geography at Southern Cross University.
He is deputy chair of SCU human research ethics committee and SCU student ombud. He is also a visting professor, school of education, University of Glasgow, Scotland and for the centre of Australian and Transnational Studies, University of Barcelona, Catalunya; Life Member, Clare Hall, University of Cambridge, England.
His current research focuses on the scholarship of teaching and learning, especially from the perspective of trans-disciplinary cross-school team-based research.
He is a member of the school of education based North Coast Initiative for School Improvement. He co-supervises PhD candidates with colleagues from seven schools across the University.
The intention of this public forum is to provide a venue for philosophy enthusiasts, and those with a general interest, to hold discussions and hear lectures about philosophy.
Guest speakers from universities, and other relevant institutions, are sought to speak on the big philosophical questions of our time. Members of the forum from the local area are also invited to speak.
After each event there is further opportunity for discussion.
Professor Boyd will speak on the future of education.
"While many people consider this topic from the point of view of the effects of technology, I and my colleagues are taking a different tack, and are thinking around ideas of socioecological perspectives, the Anthropocene, the French philosopher Giles Deleuze, the Italian philosopher Rose Braidotti, and constructs of a post-human age," he said.
"I will play with aspects of this, asking whether these ideas offer a fresh role for education in the Anthropocene."
The Port Macquarie Philosophy Forum is on Sunday November 17, 6pm until 7.30pm at the Glasshouse.
Entry is $10 general and seniors and $5 pensioners and students.
There is no need to book - just come along on the night.
For more information go to the website.
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