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Forthcoming workshop on education and wellbeing – June 2016

Event Date: 24th June 2016; Venue changed to: Upper Dining Hall, Atlantic House, Richmond University, 1 St. Alban’s Grove, Kensington, London W8 5PN.

Arrival and coffee 10:00 – 10:30, then schedule as follows:

Keynote Speaker: Peter Grant, co-founder of Restored Relationships (title: Wellbeing and Education – gender and related angles) 10:30 – 11:00facilitated by Parviz Dabir-Alai.

Other confirmed speakers include:

Anne Lotter, Founder and CEO of Project Le Monde (title: The Impact of Structural Violence on Education in Uganda) 11:15 – 11:45, facilitated by Peter Grant.

Sabine Spangenberg, Professor of Economics, Richmond Business School (title: The English Bipartite Secondary School System: Behavioural Considerations) 12:00 – 12:30facilitated by Anne Lotter.

Lunch 12:45 – 13:30

Jake Barber, Assistant Professor of General Education, (title: Project articulation and utility, local capacity and sustainability – the case of a post crisis Sri Lankan university) 13:30 – 14:00, facilitated by David Munyinyi.

Nastaran Norouzi, Assistant Professor of Marketing, Richmond Business School (title: Education in the 21st Century – technology in the classroom: a blessing or a curse?) 14:15 14:45, facilitated by Parviz Dabir-Alai.

Ana Oliveira* and Parviz Dabir-Alai**,                                                                                                   *Associate Dean, School of General Education;                                                                                     **Professor of Economics, both at Richmond Business School (title: Adding value by degree: a case study) 15:00 – 15:30, facilitated by Nicola Mann.

Workshop ends at 15:45.

This workshop is organised by the Wellbeing Research Cluster at Richmond University and it provides the opportunity for members and guests to explore the role education can play in promoting wellbeing around the world. The relationship between education and wellbeing is relevant to both developing nations (especially within the context of the newly formulated Sustainable Development Goals) and advanced economics (for example in terms of social mobility).
This workshop seeks to explore a range of issues including sociocultural, economic, technological, gender-related, political and other issues. Possible topics include the effects of education on wellbeing in general through an investigation of the impact of education on health, social welfare, race and gender equality, social networks, employment and other relevant considerations.

The workshop aims to answer the following questions;
• What is the relationship between education and wellbeing?
• Who is affected?
• How is education offered?
• How is education funded?
• How are educational achievements measured?

Research Cluster Members: Dr Parviz Dabir-Alai (dabirp@richmond.ac.uk), Dr Sabine Spangenberg (sabine.spangenberg@richmond.ac.uk), Dr David Munyinyi (david.munyinyi@richmond.ac.uk), Nastaran Norouzi (nastaran.norouzi@richmond.ac.uk)

Abstracts and any other inquiries should be directed to any of the above mentioned members of the Research Cluster.

(speakers, titles and order subject to change)