Dr Caroline Pelletier

    • PhD in Social Semiotics
    • Senior Lecturer in Education
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  • Summary:
    • My research is concerned with new media, social and cultural theory, and subjectivity. I am interested in the implications of new media and cultural change for knowledge production and social relations in education institutions and workplaces. I also draw on psychosocial concepts and methodologies to analyse the affective economies of social practices.
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  • Postgraduate Research:
    • Applications are welcome from people interested in researching the relationship between technology/media, knowledge, and education practices. This might cover issues such as how knowledge is re-shaped by the use of new media in educational or professional settings; the affective dimensions of teaching and learning in virtual/simulated/technologically-rich environments; the development of identity/knowledge in relation to new media use.
  • Professional Activities:
    • I regularly participate in consultancy projects, including recently: for the OECD on gender and ICT in schools, for Becta on teacher's professional development with respect to ICT, for the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy on professional standards, and for the London Deanery on the use of web 2.0 technologies in educational supervision.
  • Conferences/presentations:
    • 'The Time and untimeliness of Ranciere', AERA 2012, panel with Patti Lather, Deborah Britzman, Meredith Whittaker and Maggie MacLure.
      'Colonising the agora: Perversion and parody in the relationship between work/worth and work-lessness/worth-lessness in the 'austere' welfare state', with Chris Scanlon and John Adlam, British Sociological Association Conference, Leeds 2012
      'Learning from simulated experience', Moscow State University 2012, for the symposium
      'Literary Scholarship and Social Sciences: opportunities for dialogue'
      'The simulation of experience', Researching Learning in Clinical Practice Network seminar, IOE 2012
  • Languages Spoken:
    • French (fluent)
      German (basic)
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  • Jarvis, T. and Pelletier, C. (due 2013) 'The paradoxical pedagogy of Creative Writing: the disembodied Word inscribed in the flesh of things' In O. Davies (Ed), Jacques Rancière Now. London (Polity Press).
  • Pelletier, C. (2012) 'Review of Jacques Rancière: Education, Truth, Emancipation by Charles Bingham and Gert Biesta'. Studies in Philosophy and Education. ', Studies in Philosophy and Education 31 (6), 613-619.
  • Pelletier, C. (2012) 'No time or place for universal teaching: The Ignorant Schoolmaster and contemporary work on pedagogy' In J. P. Deranty and A. Ross (eds), Jacques Rancière and the contemporary scene. London: Continuum Press.
  • Whiteman, N. and Pelletier, C. (2012) 'Affiliation in the enactment of fan identity: a comparison of virtual and face-to-face settings' in C. Ching and B. Foley (Eds.), Technology and Identity: Constructing the Self in a Digital World. Cambridge MA: Cambridge University Press.
  • Pelletier, C. (2011) 'Beating the barrel of inclusion through Rabelais and Rancière: a response to Chris Scanlon and John Adlam', Psychodynamic Practice 17 (3), 255-272.
  • Pelletier, C, Burn, A. and Buckingham, D. (2010) 'Game design as textual poaching: media literacy, creativity and game-making', E-Learning and Digital Media 7 (1), 90-107.
  • Pelletier, C. (2009) 'Rancière and the poetics of the social sciences', International Journal of Research and Method in Education 32 (3), 267 – 284.
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  • Pelletier, C. (2009) 'Games and Learning: what's the connection', International Journal of Learning and Media 1(1), 83-101.
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  • Pelletier, C. (2009) 'Emancipation, Equality and Education: Rancière's critique of Bourdieu and the Question of Performativity', Discourse: studies in the cultural politics of education 30 (2), 137-150.
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  • Pelletier, C. (2008) 'What education has to teach us about games and game play' In J. Marsh and R. Willett (eds), Play, digital culture, and learning. London: Routledge.
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