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The Lost Ideas of 19th-Century Radical Socialist Education

14th May @ 5:45 pm - 7:30 pm

The Lost Ideas of 19th-Century Radical Socialist Education:
From “Human Nature” to Culture-Building

Yaron GolanOur May Open Research Forum is on the topic of Co-operative Character and will be presented by Yaron Golan, Manchester Metropolitan University.

Early Co-operators were among the first in Britain to articulate a science of human nature and a developmental psychology, and extrapolate pedagogical practices form them. Some of their ideas were uniquely radical, challenging the orthodoxy of the day, which viewed human beings as essentially self-interested at best, or at worst innately wicked and in need of disciplining.

Yaron will be talking about what some of these lost ideas can help us rethink current hegemonic views of human nature and economic theories, as well as discussing the more problematic aspects of these old ideas and the need to reinvent them.

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About Vaughan Open Research Forum

Vaughan Open Research Forum is series of talks, workshops and interactive sessions which are open to anyone who is curious and wants to find out more.

Themes for sessions relate to our core teaching topics, arts, humanities, social sciences and counselling, and also discuss adult education and co-operative issues.  The Vaughan Open Research Forums take place on the second Thursday of the month.

The Venue for the Open Research Forum is in room JBB at the Leicester Adult Education College, 54 Belvoir Street. Tea and cake will be available from 5.45 pm with the session running 6.15- 7.30 pm.


14th May
5:45 pm - 7:30 pm
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Leicester Adult Education College
54 Belvoir Street
Leicester, Leicestershire LE1 6QL United Kingdom
0116 454 1900


Vaughan Open Research Forum