SERA Connects: Social justice –Agency and respect

Social justice –Agency and respect

Date: 2nd June

Time: 1630 – 1730

Location: Online Zoom seminar

Organisers: Scottish Attainment Challenge Project

Discussant: University of Edinburgh: Dr. Laura Colucci-Gray

Presenters: University of Aberdeen: Dr Archie Graham, Dr Dean Robson, Univervisty of West of Scotland: Dr. Stephen Day.

Who is this online seminar for:  Teachers, student teacher, probationers, school leaders, local authority staff, teacher educators, researchers and policy-makers

Seminar Overview

This is the fourth seminar in a series drawing on the work of the Scottish Council of Deans of Education Scottish Attainment Challenge Project.

This relates to the project’s fourth focus area, Social justice –Agency and respect which looks to extend and entrench social justice as an active education ethos, challenging deficit models, engendering pupil agency and developing critical social justice dispositions that recognise the impact of structural as well as individual factors on children and young people living in SIMD 1-40 areas.

The seminar will open out to discussion with attendees after two short inputs from the presenters.

Seminar Recording


A file containing the full discussions of the event can be accessed via this link.

The overall seminar series aims to engage with a wide audience on five focus areas emerging from the Project:

  1. Pedagogy in Practice – becoming a teacher
  2. Flourishing and Belonging – an ethic of care
  3. Reframing Schooling – in and of the world
  4. Social Justice – agency and respect
  5. Theory, policy, experience – creating professional space


Contact SERA

SERA can be contacted as follows:

Charlaine Simpson – SERA Academic Secretary

For general SERA queries make contact via this link.

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