Tuesday, 23 June 2009

New DARE member: the School of Education, University of Leicester

The School of Education, University of Leicester is among the departments with the longest history of engagement in teaching and research in the areas of Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights Education in Britain.

Located in the vibrant and multicultural Leicester, the city which has been associated with the movements of alternative and radical pedagogy, The School of Education shelters world leading research and pioneering teaching at postgraduate level in Democratic Citizenship Education, Human Rights Education, Education for Sustainable development and Innovative and Progressive education. Among the courses offered in the School of Education is the MA in Innovation and Reform, the Postgraduate Certificate in Citizenship Education while it is one of the few departments in UK which offers Initial Teacher Training in Citizenship Education.

Dr Michalis Kakos
Michalis is a lecturer in Citizenship Education and the director of the PGCE (Initial Teacher Education course) in Citizenship education of the University of Leicester. Apart from Education for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights Education Michalis’ research interests and experience include intercultural education, social inclusion in education, the political dimension of educational practice and the development of young people's cultural and political identity.

Contact details: Dr Michalis Kakos, School of Education, The University of Leicester, 21 University Road, Leicester, LE1 7RF

Dr Paul Warwick
Dr. Paul Warwick is a lecturer within the School of Education at the University of Leicester. He has worked in the field of curriculum innovation in Education for Citizenship and Sustainable Development since 1995. He has a particular research interest in participatory pedagogy and methods for hearing young people’s voices. Presently he teaches on undergraduate and postgraduate courses concerned with supporting educators in developing Citizenship Education in both primary and secondary schools with a specific focus on incorporating sustainablilty and the global dimension.

Contact details: Dr Paul Warwick, School of Education, The University of Leicester, 15 University Road, Leicester, LE1 7RF