IV International perspectives on education policy (IPEP) Summer School
Aalborg University (Aalborg, Denmark)
AUGUST 29TH - SEPTEMBER 3RD 2021
In collaboration with the University of Verona, (ITALY)
The IPEP Summer School will consider theories and methods relevant across the field of educational policy research. It is designed for primarily PhD students, but also relevant to postdoctoral fellows and researchers of policy in all areas of education; and advanced master students can participate (if seats are available).
IPEP builds on a cooperation agreement between the University of Verona (Department of Human Sciences) and Aalborg University (Department of Culture and Learning). It stems from a synergy between these universities, the University of Nottingham (School of Education), and the Institute of Research on Population and Social Policies of the National Research Council of Italy (CNR-IRPPS), co-founders of the International Research Centre for Global and Comparative Policy Studies on the Education and Learning of Adults (IRC-GloCoPoS).
The Summer School will include an explicit focus on policy related to higher and adult education, and the specific content of activities will be developed in light of the participants’ profiles.
In continuity with past years’ seasonal schools (in Verona), this IPEP Summer School will provide participants with an opportunity to learn about, and discuss:
The nature and the role of ‘theory’ in the understanding of educational policy
The relationship between global, national, and institutional governance in education
The strengths and limits of document analysis, discourse analysis and educational ethnography to investigate education policy
Current discourses on new technologies, their consequences and educational responses to them
Urgent education policy issues in the countries represented by the participants
The Summer School is carried out as a unique opportunity for the participants to experience and collaborate on policy ethnographic fieldwork in an international perspective. It is innovative in respect to have the participants doing a real fieldwork and thus learning the tools of education policy ethnography in practice. This concept has proved very successful in the past years, where we have had participants from all over the world, who have been particularly pleased with its strongly practice-based character.
This year, for the first time it will take place at Aalborg University (Denmark) from 29th August to 3rd September 2021. The days of fieldwork will be organized in collaboration with the UCN (University College of Northern Jutland.