EcclestoneProfessor Kathryn Ecclestone
visiting professor of education
University of Sheffield
Before Kathryn’s university career, she taught in further education colleges on employment schemes, Access to Higher Education and vocational courses.
Her research explores how a social panic about the state of young people’s ‘emotional well-being’ and ‘mental health’ has led to a huge rise in therapeutic ideas and activities across the education system. She has published widely and spoken to many audiences around this topic,here and in other countries.
Her most well-known book is The Dangerous Rise of Therapeutic Education. She’s currently working on a new book about how therapeutic education has changed teacher/student relationships, the curriculum and support systems – and not for the better! She’s also involved in a project to explore mental health in universities.
DEBATING MATTERS HISTORY
Thursday 27 June:
Oxfordshire Championship at Oxford Union, in partnership with Magdalen College School and Oxford Festival of Arts
Friday 5 July:
North East Championship at Durham Sixth Form Centre
Find a list of all our previous championship events here.
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To stage one of our Championships for six to 12 teams costs £6,000. Find out more on Bernie’s
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