Event: Higher Education in a Globalising World
Date: 12 February 2020
Time: 17:00 - 19:00
Venue: Faculty of Arts Library, University of Malta, Msida Campus
Prof. Mayo will be discussing his recent book, which focuses on current policy discourse in Higher Education, with special reference to Europe. The book discusses globalisation, Lifelong Learning, the EU's Higher Education discourse, this discourse's regional ramifications and alternative practices in Higher Education from both the minority and majority worlds with their different learning traditions and epistemologies. It argues that these alternative practices could well provide the germs for the shape of a public good oriented Higher Education for the future. It theoretically expounds on important elements to consider when engaging Higher Education and communities, discussing the nature of the term 'community' itself. Special reference is accorded to the difference that lies at the core of these ever-changing communities. It then provides an analysis of an 'on the ground project' in University community engagement, before suggesting signposts for further action at the level of policy and provision.
Peter Mayo is Professor at the University of Malta. Author or editor of about 22 books and well over a hundred papers published in refereed journals or as chapters in edited volumes. He has been inducted into the International Adult Continuing Education Hall of Fame; Class of 2019. He edits book series for Brill-Sense, Palgrave-Macmillan and Bloomsbury Academic and is co-founder of the journal Postcolonial Directions in Education, . He has been Visiting Professor at IoE/UCL, University of Alberta (twice), UBC, Bogazici University, Gdansk University and University of Cyprus. He has been an evaluator for academic promotions in North America, Europe (UK), New Zealand and Africa and an external examiner for doctoral theses in Canada, Italy(examiner), the USA, Brazil, Australia, New Zealand. One of his books, on Gramsci and Freire (Zed Books 1999), was published in eight different languages. His most recent books include Higher Education in a Globalising World (University of Manchester Press, 2019, hbk), on which the talk is based, Saggi di Pedagogia Critica (Società Editrice Fiorentina, 2017 pbk) and Hegemony and Education under Neoliberalism. Insights from Gramsci (Routledge 2015 hbk; 2016 pbk).
WIPSS – Work in Progress Seminar Series
Convened by Peter Mayo, Michael Briguglio, Francois Zammit