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Transforming Interdisciplinary Learning Through Epistemically Insightful Curricula

Date: Thursday 23rd June 2022 to Friday 24th June 2022

Venue: Waldegrave Suite, St Mary’s University and online via Zoom

Co-hosted with Canterbury Christ Church University, this conference will showcase examples from a range of contexts where Epistemic Insight is currently informing scholarly development and practitioner research.

Epistemic insight explores Big questions about personhood and the nature of reality. These questions are intertwined with real-world problems that affect individuals, societies and global communities- such as artificial intelligence, mental and physical health the environment and space travel.

Equipping students in school, further and higher education with the insight and skills they need to ask and explore Big Questions is a recognised curriculum priority nationally and internationally.

Call for papers

We are seeking researchers and professionals from education and related fields to contribute to the ongoing conversation about how Epistemic Insight may inform your professional context. For more information about our call for papers and to submit a poster, short paper or interaction please check the Epistemic Insight website.

About the day

Registration each day is from 9:30am-10am. The conference is a mixture of keynote speakers, interactive workshops and short papers. Sessions begin at 10 am and run until 4pm each day. Lunch and refreshments are provided.

There is an option to attend the Teacher Exploration of Epistemic Insight session on 23rd June at 4pm. This interactive event will showcase a tool kit of resources to support you and your students to become epistemically insightful. This is in addition to the full conference programme and can be booked separately through the in-person registration below.

There is an optional informal conference dinner on the evening of Thursday 23rd June starting at 19:30. Attendees of either day are welcome, please add it to your conference booking through the in-person registration below.

Keynote speakers

Thursday 23rd June

  • Prof Martyn Pickersgill (University of Edinburgh)
    Neuroscience, Epigenetics, and Society: The Imagined Biological within Professional Practice and Everyday Life
  • Prof Sibel Erduran (University of Oxford)
    Framing constructive interdisciplinary discussions: Insights from the OARS and FEDORA Projects

Friday 24th June

  • Prof Gert Biesta (Maynooth University)
    Curriculum as course of study: On content, knowledge, and the purposes of education
  • Dr Jonathan Barnes (educate4diversity)
    Cross-curricular Learning; Discovering Meaning in a Hostile Environment


This event is free to attend, but registration is required.

In-person at St Mary's University

You can choose to book for both days or just one day. Additional options are available for the Teacher exploration of Epistemic Insight session and conference dinner.

Online via Zoom

If you are unable to attend all or part of the conference in person the majority of the programme for both days will be made available via zoom. Please book your online ticket below. 

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