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Robert Hattam

Affiliation: University of South Australia

URL: http:/­/­www.unisanet.unisa.edu.au/­staff/­Homepage.asp?Name=robert.hattam

Biography: Robert Hattam is an Associate Professor in the School of Education, Associate Head of School: Research, Director of the Centre for Research in Education and leader of the Pedagogies for Justice research group at the University of South Australia. His research focuses on teachers' work, educational leadership, critical and reconciliation pedagogies, refugees, and school reform. His research program includes: (i) school based studies that engage with teachers as they attempt to redesign pedagogical practices in response to their own existential classroom challenges and provocations for more justice; (ii) cultural studies in hopeful sites of public pedagogy of new social movements and especially socially-engaged Buddhism and ‘reconciliation’ broadly defined; and (iii) philosophical investigations into friendship, forgiveness, hospitality and conviviality. He has published in a range of international journals including Sociology, Pedagogy, Culture and Society, British Journal of Sociology of Education, British Educational Research Journal, Social Identities, Critical Studies in Education, and Discourse: studies in the cultural politics of education. He has been involved in book projects with others that include: Schooling for a Fair Go, Teachers' Work in a Globalising Economy, Dropping Out, Drifting Off, Being Excluded: Becoming Somebody Without School, Connecting Lives and Learning, and Pedagogies for Reconciliation. He also has published a book entitled Awakening-Struggle: Towards a Buddhist Critical Theory.

Seminars given by Robert Hattam


Researching and Resisting Educational Inequality

Speaker: Robert Hattam (University of South Australia)

Time: 26/11/2015 from 10:00 to 11:00

Venue: Access Grid UWS. Presented from Parramatta (EB.1.32), accessible from Campbelltown (26.1.50) and Penrith (Y239).

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