Pedagogy in the Pub is a series of monthly discussions, facilitated by some of the keenest educational thinkers from Australia and abroad.
Each month, we will respond to a provocation from our speakers to explore ways that can re-imagine the 'promise of education' in a 'post-truth' world.
This month: Why Governments Punish the Unemployed and How to Fight Back
In May, the discussion will be led by Owen Bennett, President of the Australian Unemployed Workers Union (AUWU), an organisation dedicated to fighting for the rights and dignity of unemployed workers. He is currently writing his PhD thesis on the employment services industry.
Owen will discuss the challenges faced by unemployed young people today and will reflect on the work of the AUWU supporting the more than 750,000 unemployed workers in Australia.
Before you come, Owen invites participants to engage with The Problem of a Full Employment Economy by Victor Quirk. Learn more about the work of the Australian Unemployed Workers Union
Pedagogy in the Pub will run 6pm–8pm in the following format:
- Dinner and Drinks: 6:00 - 6:45pm (guests are invited to order from the Lincoln Hotel menu at their own expense)
- Guest Speaker: 6:45 - 7:00pm
- Open Discussion: 7:00 - 8:00pm
Pedagogy in the Pub is open to all. Please circulate among your friends and colleagues.
Keep an eye out for details about Pedagogy in the Pub in June: Dr Jessica Gerrard, Senior Lecturer in Education, Equity, and Politics at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education