Faculty of Education

Rural Education: Myths, Challenges and Opportunities


Presented by Professor Michael Corbett

Start Date

22nd Mar 2017 6:00pm


School of Architecture & Design
Inveresk campus

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Presented by: Professor Michael Corbett

To a large extent, compulsory formal education in many parts of the world, has developed in tandem with urbanization. Indeed, education itself has been described as an “urbanization of the mind,” and the very idea of being educated is typically represented by the possession of a set of sensibilities, interests and practices associated with city life.

In this lecture, Professor Corbett will offer a critique of some lingering myths about rural education and explore some of the social and spatial tensions that animate the field. Additionally he will explore emerging challenges that may productively refocus debates about rural education on broader questions of sustainability, justice, and the changing face of the global countryside.

Mike came to the Faculty of Education at the University of Tasmania in 2015 from Acadia University in eastern Canada. His research explores the ambivalent and complex relationship between mobility practices, schooling, work and identity in rural communities.

Refreshments from 5.30pm

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