10 March 2021 18:00

Faculty of Education Guest Lecture Series: In Conversation with Mike Fleming

Our third event in our online Guest Lecture Series 20-21 focuses on invited speaker Emeritus Professor Mike Fleming (University of Durham).

In Conversation with Mike Fleming centres around topics related to arts education, language and intercultural education. Starting with the question ‘Are the claims for the arts overstated?’, Professor Fleming will draw on selected philosophical positions of the arts, and question if there should be some place in contemporary thinking for the ‘art for art’s sake’ view. This thought-provoking conversation is for anyone interested in arts education and the potential for the arts to affect our attitudes to life.

Mike Fleming is emeritus professor of education at the University of Durham. He spent five years as Director of the PGCE secondary course, five years as Director of Initial Teacher Training, and five years as Director of Research and as Director of Postgraduate Division. His research interests are in the area of the teaching of English and drama, aesthetics and arts education, and intercultural education. He has published thirteen books as well as a large number of papers and chapters in books. Several of these books are now into their third and fourth editions. He has also published a series of textbooks, his writing on drama and aesthetics has been extremely influential both nationally and internationally. He has recently co-authored The Language Dimension in All Subjects for the Language Policy Division at the Council of Europe and his most recent single authored book published in 2012 is on The Arts in Education (Routledge).

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18:00 1 hour

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