Venue: Geoffrey Manton Building, Manchester Metropolitan UniversityWed 6 November 2019

PERU is delighted to host the second in a series of seminars run by the Prison Learning Academic Network (PLAN) that challenge current discourses in the field of education in prison.

This seminar considers the question of translating pedagogy and research in to practice. It will also consider the role of research in developing strategic planning from the perspective of the providers of education in prison and practitioners working in the field. In particular, that seminar will ask questions about relationships – what relationships are important, how can relationships between academic institutions and providers/practitioners be cultivated, and what academia can contribute/learn from providers and practitioners.

Speakers include:

Professor Gabrielle Ivinson, Manchester Metropolitan University;

Sir Simon Hughes, Open University and London South Bank University;

Sally Garrett, Novus;

Practitioners and practitioner researchers from across the prison estate.

The event will be followed by a drinks reception.

The aim of the Prison Learning Academic Network is to bring together academic discourse with practitioners, providers and learners in prison to enhance and develop conversation. In our first seminar, we consider theoretical questions of the purpose of education in prison and the underlying theoretical pedagogies that underpin it. PERU’s Kirstine Szifris is Vice-Chair of PLAN.