Online CHEF talks and webinars in November 2020

Chef Talk

Rebellious playfulness in higher education

Date: November 12, 2020, 15.00-17.00

Venue: Online. Participants will recieve a Zoom-Link closer to the event.


Registration deadline: 
November 8, 2020

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Speakers: Luca Morini, Research Fellow, Coventry University, UK and Mathias Poulsen, Founder of CounterPlay, Denmark

Playful higher education is a growing field of interest both in research, development and practice. This webinar explores the more rebellious side of playfulness in higher education by way of two leading thinkers and practitioners within the field of rebelliousness and playfulness, Research Fellow Luca Morini, Coventry University, UK and Research Assistant Mathias Poulsen, Design School Kolding, DK.

In the webinar, Morini and Poulsen will present their approach to and reflections on rebellious playful higher education and strategies for bringing playfulness and rebelliousness into higher education. As part of the webinar, we will also get the opportunity to try out some rebellious playfulness ourselves through prompts for intercultural dialogue, exploration and experiences.

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Whose freedom? Which autonomy?

Date: November 25, 2020, 15.00-16.00

Venue: Online. Participants will recieve a Zoom-Link closer to the event.

Fee: Free

Registration deadline: November 22, 2020

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Speaker: Sharon Rider, Professor, Uppsala University, Sweden.

In this lecture, Sharon Rider will discuss

  1. how the issues involved in questions concerning academic freedom have somewhat different anatomies, depending upon which systems, subjects or organizations are involved (students and teachers, the university and the state, the university and the faculty, etc); and
  2. whether the freedom involved is understood primarily in political, economic, or conceptual terms.

The autonomy of one party, actor or agent in one sense can mean drastic incursions on the autonomy of another in a different one. Therefore, to the extent that academic freedom is under attack, the question of what is being threatened and by whom will have somewhat different answers in different contexts.

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Webinar: The Power of Play in Higher Education Roundtable: Where do we go next?

Date: November 30, 2020, 15.00-17.00

Venue: Online. Participants will recieve a Zoom-Link closer to the event.

Fee: Free

Registration deadline: November 25, 2020

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Chair: Rikke Toft Nørgård, Associate Professor, Aarhus University, Denmark

The Power of Play Roundtable marks the conclusion of this autumn’s Playful Webinar Series intending at establishing intercultural dialogue within the field of playful higher education. As well as aiming to establish a foundation – or a magic circle – for a powerful and playful fellowship of researchers, thinkers and practitioners striving towards more playful universities, higher education and higher education institutions.

In the concluding roundtable the key talkers of this autumn’s webinar series meet up to discuss the power of play, the potentials of playful higher education and the possibilities of more playful higher education futures. What big projects could we create together? What are some big dreams? How could the Playful University Project be a platform for and help support a league of playful thinkers, researchers and practitioners? And where should we go next?

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