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For all those involved in education, the seduction of extremism in all its various forms raises serious questions: How do we define extremism? What is educational interest in extremism? Does the sympathy for extremism, religious and far-right, among some young people reflect the failure of liberal education to enable young minds to critically interrogate the siren calls of violent extremist voices? How has the neoliberalisation of mainstream education promoting a functionalist, market-orientated approach affected education’s capacity to build criticality? What is the relationship between official discourses, pedagogies and curricula of ‘citizenship’ and the lived experience of being a young British citizen?
Organised by the Centre for Research and Evaluation in Muslim Education (CREME) at the UCL Institute of Education in partnership with BERA (SIG on Religious and Moral Education) and Middlesex University, this one day conference will bring together academics, educationalists, practitioners, policy makers, community organisations and others to explore this important issue.
08:30 – 09:00
09:00 – 09:10
Welcome to the UCL Institute of Education: Dr Clare Brooks, Head, Department of Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment
09:10 – 09:25
Introduction to the Conference: Dr Farid Panjwani, Director, CREME
09:25 – 10:00
Keynote address: Professor Humayun Ansari (Royal Holloway, University of London)
10:00 – 10:20
10:20 – 11:50
Parallel Sessions 1
Rethinking Criticality: an under-used resource in countering ‘extremism’?