The Body, Embodiment, and Education: An Interdisciplinary Approach


Wednesday 12 June 2019, 8:00 am – 6:00 pm AEST
La Trobe University City Campus, Level 20, 360 Collins Street, Melbourne, Vic 3000
Notions of the body and embodiment have become prominent across a number of established discipline areas, like philosophy, sociology, psychology, and so on. Likewise, emerging areas in related fields, such as embodied cognition, neuroscience, artificial intelligence, bio-power/bio-politics, and so on, approach the body and embodiment in novel ways, and offer the possibility for innovative contributions to education in general and to educational research in particular. The aim of this symposium is to explore conceptualisations of the body and embodiment in related fields with respect to contemporary approaches and insights. The symposium aims not only to address the paradigmatic shift toward questions of the body and embodiment in education and educational research from a theoretical and philosophical perspective, it also aims to intersect with the diverse interests of education researchers and practitioners. For more information and to register.