Utilizing Praxis for Transformative Education, nnual student conference; April 26, 2019, 8:00am-5:30pm

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Praxis in Education 2020: Student Conference

The Dignified Learning Project is proud to announce its 3rd annual Praxis in Education Student Conference! Submit your proposal by April 1, 2020.

This year's conference theme:

What's Next?: Utilizing Praxis for Transformative Education

Event Timing: Sunday, April 26, 2019, 8:00am-5:30pm
Event Address: San Diego State University, 5500 Campanile Dr. San Diego, CA 92182
Room: Registration by east side of bridge with the keynote speech taking place in the theater.
Look for signs and balloons.
Questions/comments: cholkenbrink@sdsu.edu

Join us for the second annual student conference, entitled "Praxis in Education".

Praxis is a necessity for transformation within our society. With so much oppression, it's vital we recognize Paulo Freire's understanding of praxis - "reflection and action upon the world in order to transform it" (Freire, p. 51.) With so much recognition in place of injustices, many institutions and organizations are frantically researching efforts in how to close the "achievement gap," discussing culturally relevant curriculum, and discussing biases and discrimination that so often takes place against students and educators alike. However, what seems to be lacking, especially amongst many administrators and policy makers is a genuine understanding and recognition of Freire's concept of praxis.

As educators dedicated to equity, we must be aware that it cannot stop there - we must be striving for liberatory practices as well. Using dialogue, and especially praxis as the center of dialogue, we cannot simply sit idly by and hide behind our research, but now must be actively engaging collaboratively with community, creating transformative practices rather than assuming higher education and academia should somehow dictate understanding of social justice.

Therefore, we welcome research that discusses the necessity of praxis in education - specifically how praxis is missing in educational research and how to address this lack of praxis. In addition, we welcome proposals that discuss how praxis is being used in current movements and efforts in transformative educational efforts as well as proposals that discuss ways to further the use of praxis in research without create a hierarchal approach, but instead efforts that center praxis and community-voice for their own transformation.

Moreover, we invite any proposal that highlights contributions using praxis to make educational transformation. This can be anything from policy change, theoretical contributions, activities, pedagogy, and many other educational approaches. This conference is directed at students - therefore, please be a student when submitting your proposal. Anybody can attend as audience members, however, proposals should be from students. It is important to note that this is open to students across the globe, not only San Diego. Students include, but are not limited to: undergraduates, graduates, teacher education/credential students, continuing education, high school students, etc.

Submit your proposals here. Please consider these ideas for our sessions, which include, but are not limited to:

Theory in education (and Educational Theory)
Policy, action, and practices
Intersectionality in Education
Analysis of Lived Experiences in Education
Using Praxis in Education Research
Other areas of importance related to education (such as DACA, disability, gender, sexuality, race, poverty, activities, pedagogy, etc.)

Types of Presentations:

PAPERS AND ORAL PRESENTATIONS: This must be thoroughly planned and written pieces of work. Presentations will be no more than 12 minutes, therefore must be polished and practiced.

ROUNDTABLES: These are presentations where multiple presenters will sit at a table to discuss ideas, concepts, and research. This is useful for those who are interested to develop their research in more detail and would like community feedback.

We also welcome proposals across all fields, as education impacts everybody!

There is no registration or entry fee.

If you need special accommodations - scheduling, accessibility, etc. please let us know.