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CALL FOR WORKSHOP, PANEL AND SYMPOSIA PROPOSALS

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   ASSOCIATION OF PSYCHOSOCIAL STUDIES ‘READING’ CONFERENCE 2019 At Birkbeck, University of London, Thursday 16th and Friday 17th May 2019 The Psychosocial – reflections and developments The APS conference 2019 will create an innovative space for developing the field of psychosocial studies. Our aim is to facilitate discussions grounded in the history of our field and…

Conference Booking

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  Venue: University of Bournemouth Date: April 5th – 7th  You can book a place at the conference here:   https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/association-for-psychosocial-studies-biennial-conference-tickets-38347501409  

Conference Update: New Open Strand

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Due to popular demand there will now be an new open strand for the 2018 Association for Psychosocial Studies Conference to be held in Bournemouth 5th -7th April 2018  – ‘Current and New Directions in Psychosocial Studies.‘   The new deadline for abstracts is 22nd January 2018 Full details here

New Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences

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Professor Lynn Froggett, Chair of the Association for Psychosocial Studies, has been named as a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in recognition of the leading role she has played “in the development of psychosocial studies in the UK, particularly through her ground-breaking work on social policy and culture”.

Postgraduate Essay Prize

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The Association for Psychosocial Studies is offering a prize for the best original essay in the field of Psychosocial Studies by a current or recent Masters or Doctoral student.[1] The Prize The author of the winning essay will receive a prize of £250, plus a year’s membership of the APS and conference fees paid for…

Psychosocial Research Methods

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The Association for Psychosocial Studies is coordinating a series of workshops that explore a variety of innovative research methods that might be used to further psychosocial research and thinking. Visual Matrix – June 2015 Biographic-Narrative-Interpretive-Method – November 6th 2015

Education and disadvantage:

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Bridging the structure agency divide In recent years, debates on relationships between disadvantage and education have tended to become polarised around two broad positions, each claiming ‘evidence’ on its side.  Crudely put, a ‘neoliberal’ position situates students as autonomous agents of their own destiny and teachers as responsible for ‘overcoming’ ‘barriers to equal outcomes, defined…