Doctoral summer school: Crossing boundaries: curriculum traditions meet


On 19 - 20 June 2017 a summer school will be held for research post-graduate students and early career researchers in curriculum studies at the University of Stirling in Scotland. The topic of the summer school centres on understanding traditions in the curriculum domain and will include input by prominent curriculum scholars. The summer school will be organized by European Educational Research Association (EERA) Network 3 Curriculum Innovation in partnership with the Interdisciplinary Centre for Research in Curriculum as a Social Practice, Western University, Ontario.

Moreover, the summer school will take place in tandem with the next European Conference on Curriculum Studies that will also be held at the University of Stirling in Scotland on 16/17 June 2017. This brings the opportunity to attend both the conference as well as the summer school.


After a period of decline, Curriculum Studies is enjoying a period of resurgence. In Europe the field has seen the emergence of new scholarship in recent years. This renaissance are timely, as the new millennium has also witnessed the formation of new variants of curriculum policy, variously categorised as learner-centred and technical-instrumental by advocates and opponents. These new policy forms have been controversial on a number of fronts, notably concerning the place of knowledge in the curriculum, and the demands of preparing citizens to live in modern pluralist democracies. In North America, the field has moved in a different and vibrant direction, with the Reconceptualist tradition and its emphasis on cultural studies, critical inquiry and curriculum as social practice. A key aim of the summer school is to bring together doctoral students from the two traditions, in a meeting of minds.


The summer school is sponsored by EERA in the form of 20 bursaries (€150) to subsidise accommodation for students from Low GDP countries.

Further details, including information about how to apply, will be available in March here.



Application details will be available in March here.


Course dates: 19 - 20 June


University of Stirling, Scotland