The 3rd Psychoanalysis and Education Conference #UnconsciousinEd2015
Learning and non-learning in social, political, cultural and relational spaces
Conference hosted by the School of Education, Sheffield University, UK in conjunction with The Northern School of Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy
Thursday 22nd to Saturday 24th October, 2015
The 3rd psychoanalysis and education conference will continue the tradition of exploring the relation of psychoanalytic theory to education in its widest context. We start from the premise that psychoanalytic theories provide insight into the emergence of subjectivity and the capacity for thinking. The conference offers a space to explore psychoanalytic insights into the many dimensions that structure education and its relation to learning.
Areas/Relationships that could be explored are:
The format will include Keynote addresses, paper presentations, workshop and roundtable discussions. We welcome contributions from both experienced colleagues as well as those who are in the early stages of their careers and will be seeking to explore the possibilities of publishing a book centered on the conference papers.
We invite academic papers and workshops that address the conference theme of learning and non-learning in social, political, cultural and relational spaces alongside the creative exploration of the unconscious in educational processes.
Suggested themes include, but are not limited to, the creative
exploration of the internal and external with reference to:
- ANALYTIC SPACE: Countertransference
- PRIMITIVE SPACE: Psychotic Anxieties
- PROJECTIVE SPACE: The Other
- AMBIGUOUS SPACE: Projective Identification
- POTENTIAL SPACE: Transitional Phenomena
The organising committee is open to considering a rich diversity of engagement experiences and would therefore welcome creative suggestions from delegates.