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April 28th 2011

Magic is Might: exploring the cultural Influence of the Harry Potter books and films
(Thought Crime - Call for Papers)

University of limerick, Ireland 23rd – 24th July 2012 The Department of Sociology and the Interaction Design Centre (Department of Computer Science and Information Systems) at Limerick University are calling for papers for the above international academic conference exploring the cultural Influence of the Harry Potter books and films.   The Harry Potter series has become a publishing phenomenon that has captured the imagination of children and...
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April 22nd 2011

The Free-School movement in England: fairness and democracy
(Marc Armitage)

  Anyone who thinks that a young person failing to get a place in such a school would not conclude that this is a negative reflection on their long-term life chances should sit in the corner of the classroom for an hour wearing a pointy hat with a big letter D on it    The UK government still seems insistent of pushing the introduction of free-schools in England despite a survey from the National Foundation for...
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April 21st 2011

New Perspectives in Education and Culture
(Thought Crime - Conference News)

 British Film Institute, London (UK) 22nd June 2011 The above ESRC day seminar will be held at the BFI in London. The seminar asks questions such as, ‘What are the relationships between popular culture and people’s identities, in particular as learners? What kinds of ‘teaching’ and ‘learning’ go on within the everyday space of popular culture? What are the intersections of these processes with class, ethnicity, gender and sex...
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April 20th 2011

Safe Tree Swings in Public Space Seminar
(Thought Crime - Conference News)

Highbury Fields, Islington, London (UK) 19th May & 9th June 2011 London Play, in partnership with the London Borough of Islington Greenspace Department, presents a Seminar combining a practical (hands on) demonstration of using trees to swing from in public space with an examination of how to ensure that a robust Risk/Benefit Assessment can be presented to the management of the space, both to ensure children are safe and to satisfy any public liability insurance...
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April 20th 2011

The Beauty of Play 2011: The Dark Side of Play
(Thought Crime - Conference News)

Staffordshire (UK) 9th – 11th September 2011 Ludemos announces the date and location for this year’s annual playwork under canvass Beauty of Play event. It will take place in Staffordshire over the weekend 9th – 11th September 2011 on the theme of The Dark Side of Play. Everything has at least two sides: different perspectives that reveal the essence of the object, the feeling or attitude we are interested in. What would day be like withou...
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April 20th 2011

Youth in Motion: Spatializing Youth Movement(s) in the Social Sciences
(Thought Crime - Call for Papers)

 University College London (UCL) (UK) Thursday 16th June 2011 The UCL Youth Geographies Research Group (YGRG) is calling for participation and papers for the above event to take place at the Department of Geography at University College London (UCL) on Thursday 16th June 2011.   Social science research frequently implicates movement(s) when examining the nature, meaning and experience of space and place. Exploring movement(s) itself/themse...
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April 18th 2011

Reflections on the Folklore Society 2011 Conference
(Marc Armitage)

The second big conference this week is now out of the way! Attended the Folklore Society 2011 conference at the University of Worcester which this year had Childlore as its theme. And a good event it was too. Interestingly, Confucius received no mention at the Philosophy at Play conference the other day ... but he did here! The two and a half days (in an at times very hot venue) was packed full of interesting papers so difficult to pick out highlights, however ... T...
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April 15th 2011

BLOG! Reflections on: the Philosophy at Play Conference
(Marc Armitage)

So ... attended the two-day Philosophy at Play conference at the University of Gloucester earlier this week ... and it was a good one. It was two very packed days full of philosophical enquiry, playfulness and wonder with some very challenging presentations and papers being delivered to an international, multi-disciplinary audience. My head is spinning with ideas and thoughts. Highlights for me include: The key-note speech by Prof. John Wall of Rutgers Unive...
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April 15th 2011

Effective parenting and child well-being: understanding the evidence base
(Thought Crime - Conference News)

  Jeffery Hall, Institute of Education (London) Tuesday 21st June 2011 The Institute of Education will be holding the above event for researchers, policy makers and those working to support families and parents. Parents have an enormous influence over the development, education, health and well being of their children. Rapid social, demographic and economic changes over recent decades mean that the demands and pressures on parents are changing. ...
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April 15th 2011

Services for Bereaved Children: Joined-up provision from care to counselling
(Thought Crime - Conference News)

 Westminster Studio (London) 27th April 2011 Neil Stuart Associates will be holding the above event at Policy Review TV’s Westminster Studio (London) on 27th April 2011. This conference will give the opportunity to discuss best practice with leading experts and how the needs of bereaved children can be met through joined-up thinking from hospices and hospitals, schools, local authorities, community and voluntary organisations. Bereave...
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