ProPEL: Events

We host various events including international conferences, which you can find details of below.

For further information please do not hesitate to contact ProPEL Director, Professor Tara Fenwick or the ProPEL Administrator.

ProPEL International Conference, 14-16 June 2017: “Professional practice, learning and education: social and material entanglements”

The 3rd ProPEL International Conference will be held June 14-16, 2017. The conference will be hosted by Linköping University, Sweden, and organised in collaboration with the University of Technology Sydney, Australia. Both institutions are members of the ProPEL International Research Network, based at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Stirling. The ProPEL Network promotes leading edge research and knowledge exchange for issues of professional and vocational learning, practice and education.  

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Symposia 2010-2016

ProPEL has featured one symposium each year, a half or full day event focused on a particular issue shared across professionals in practice. Each symposium typically features a number of invited speakers who present different perspectives and empirical cases to stimulate discussion, interspersed with small group discussion among symposia participants. All symposia have been held at the University of Stirling. Speaker slides and sometimes podcasts or videos are available here

ProPEL International Conference 2014: Professional Matters: materialities and virtualities of professional learning

This conference promoted leading edge study in professional and vocational learning, practice and education - robust research that applies innovative methodologies and contemporary theories to examine pressing issues related to work practices, knowing, organising and professions today and for the future. Find out more here

ProPEL International Conference 2012: Professions and Professional Learning in Troubling Times: Emerging Practices and Transgressive Knowledge

This conference seeks to promote leading edge study in professional learning, practice and education - robust research that applies innovative methodologies and contemporary theories of work practice and learning to examine pressing issues related to professions and professionalisms today and for the future. Find out more here

ESRC Seminar Series 2011-2012: Changing forms of professional responsibility: Exploring workplace pedagogies in transitions 

This ESRC-funded series of six seminars, organised by Sue Kilminster, University of Leeds, Tara Fenwick, University of Stirling, and Miriam Zukas, Birkbeck, University of London aimed to develop and to use theoretical frameworks to understand transitions in professional responsibility. The series explored how social workers, doctors, psychotherapists and police officers negotiate transitions in various phases of their practice. Find out more here

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