Round Table #08

Agency in Education
20 Dec, 2019


Agency in Education

⭐️Maria Cecília Camargo Magalhães (Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo, Brazil)

Professor Camargo Magalhães has a Doctorate degree in Education by Virginia Tech. She is currently a Professor at the Linguistic Department and the Applied Linguistics and Language Studies Post-Graduation Program at the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo, Brazil. She works with theoretical-methodological issues in Teacher Education mainly focused on critical collaborative research within the theoretical frame of the Socio-Historical-Cultural Activity Theory. Her main research interests are also related to school teaching-learning processes, citizenship education, multiliteracy, community and community building, educator development in bi/multilingual contexts.

⭐️ Nick Hopwood (University of Technology Sydney, Austrália)

Professor Hopwood is an Associate Professor at the University of Technology Sydney, in the School of Education, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences. He is also an Extraordinary Professor in the Department of Curriculum Studies at Stellenbosch University (South Africa). Since September 2017, professor Hopwood has been a member of the Executive Committee, and Regional Coordinator for Asia-Pacific of ISCAR, his main theoretical interests are currently focused on Cultural-hHistorical and what some call ‘sociomaterial’ perspectives – ideas about social life and learning that (1) focus on practices, what people actually do, and (2) take the idea of materiality seriously – seeing pedagogy and learning as social and material phenomena, not individual and cognitive.

⭐️ Annalisa Sannino (Tampere University, Finland)

Professor Sannino works as a Professor in the Faculty of Education at University of Tampere. She also holds a visiting professorship at Rhodes University, South Africa and at University West, Sweden. Annalisa's work focuses on how emerging forms of transformative agency can be identified, supported and enhanced in change efforts within communities, work and educational settings. She completed her PhD in Psychology in 2000 at the University of Nancy in France and worked as post-doctoral Fulbright scholar in the Laboratory of Comparative Human Cognition and the Department of Communication at the University of California San Diego in 2002-2003. She is the leading editor of the volume Learning and Expanding with Activity Theory (co-edited with Harry Daniels and Kris Gutierrez) by Cambridge University Press and Learning and Collective Creativity (co-edited with Viv Ellis) by Routledge.

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