PhD workshop on Cultural and Feminist Methodology in Educational Sciences

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University of Helsinki, Faculty of Behavioural Sciences, 15-17 October 2014 (5 credits)

This workshop provides PhD students with theoretical and methodological insights into cultural and feminist studies on education. The target of the studies is the (de)construction of differences (e.g. gender, class, ethnicity, sexuality, (dis)abilities) in education and the possibilities for educational equality. Students are given tools for analyzing processes of social inclusion and exclusion.

The main emphasis is on the individual PhD projects of the participating PhD students. The ongoing work of students will be commented on by the experienced teachers and by the co-students of the course, with the aim to support the process of analysis.

The course consists of an opening lecture, two workshop sessions, where students present their methodological reflections; one day for students’ independent work between the sessions, where their work will be further developed based on comments received in the first workshop session.

Wednesday 15 October

9-12 am., room K218, Minerva-building
13-17 pm., rooms OKLSH 107R, Minerva KOK435 tdk, Minerva K219, MInerva K220

Friday 17 October
9-12 am Minerva Plaza K222.2, K227, K228, K229
12-14 pm Minerva Plaza K232

1. Applications with a 100-150 word abstract of the paper by 30 August 2014. Applications should be sent to

2. All students should deliver a  paper of 10-12 pages, including a description (table of contents) of the dissertation project. The paper should be focused on methodolological questions (examples on data and analysis are preferable). Deadline 30 September 2014.

Reading of pre-assigned literature and the other PhD students’pre-delivered materials.

Gaby Weiner, (visiting professor, Department of Education, University of Sussex)
Elisabet Öhrn, professor, Department of Education and Special Education, University of Gothenburg
Sirpa Lappalainen, University lecturer; Docent of Social Research in Education, Institute of Behavioural Sciences, University of Helsinki.
Reetta Mietola, post doc researcher, Institute of Behavioural Sciences, University of Helsinki.

The workshop is organised by the research network KOUKERO, JustEd team4 and the research centre Agora.

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