PEOPLE

  • Professor 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

Championship: Yorkshire 2018

DEBATE: Populism

Championship: Yorkshire 2018

DEBATE: Historical monuments

Championship: Yorkshire 2018

DEBATE: Autonomous vehicles

Regional Final: Yorkshire 2016/17

DEBATE: Political Parties

Regional Final: Yorkshire 2016/17

DEBATE: The sharing economy

Qualifying Round: Leeds 2015/16

DEBATE: Religious Freedom

Qualifying Round: Leeds 2015/16

DEBATE: Compulsory Vaccinations

Regional Final: Yorkshire 2013/14

DEBATE: Smacking

Regional Final: Yorkshire 2013/14

DEBATE: Unpaid Internships

Regional Final: Yorkshire 2012/13

DEBATE: Regulation of the Media

Regional Final: Central 2009/10

DEBATE: Social media

Regional Final: Central 2009/10

DEBATE: Artistic Expression

Qualifying Round: Oxfordshire 2009/10

DEBATE: CCTV

Qualifying Round: Oxfordshire 2009/10

DEBATE: Organic food

Regional Final: Central 2008/09

DEBATE: Europe

Regional Final: Central 2008/09

DEBATE: The Internet

Qualifying Round: Cheltenham 2008/09

DEBATE: Sport and Competition

Qualifying Round: Cheltenham 2008/09

DEBATE: Congestion Charging

Qualifying Round: Oxfordshire 2008/09

DEBATE: Private Lives

Qualifying Round: Oxfordshire 2008/09

DEBATE: Space Exploration

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North East Championship at Durham Sixth Form Centre



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