About the workshop:
This workshop aims to link early career researchers from Mexico and the UK in order to build a sustainable research network which will support the development of knowledge in the conceptual areas of educational dialogue and transformative learning. Coordinated by Dr. Catherine Montgomery from the University of Hull (UK) and Dr. Juan Manuel Fernández-Cárdenas from Tecnológico de Monterrey (México), this workshop also will strengthen ties in the field of education, science and innovation between the UK and Mexico. With the participation of 5 senior scholars in the role of mentors, all of them experts in the field of dialogue and STEM subjects in basic education in Mexico and the UK, this workshop will provide participants a supportive environment aimed to carry out research and to publish in academic journals. Thus, it is intended that all this experience will be compiled in a special issue of an academic journal, and also in an edited book compiling a collection of papers. Mentors will support 30 early career researchers, selected through an open call (15 from Mexico and 15 from the UK) in order to deepen their knowledge on how to carry out research and design innovative practices to promoting dialogue and transformative learning, all this following a comparative theoretical and methodological perspective.
Workshop Mentors (alphabetical order):
Dr. Manuel Flores Fahara, Tecnológico de Monterrey
Dr. Sara Hennessy, Cambridge University
Dr. Rebeca Mejía Arauz, Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Occidente (ITESO)-
Dr. Guadalupe Rodríguez Bulnes, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León
Professor Rupert Wegerif, University of Exeter
Dr. Montgomery and Dr. Fernández-Cárdenas, coordinators of the workshop will also act as mentors.
Workshop dates: 9 -13 February 2015
Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey, Campus Monterrey, Nuevo León, México