Image de couverture

International Workshop : Education Out of School

Education to Democracy in Times of Crisis


The international workshop “Education to Democracy in Times of Crisis” aims to examine the hitherto unexplored question of the different forms of education to democracy. This intervention is especially pertinent in a period when transmitting democratic values has become increasingly challenging and contentious in many countries, but which has also seen the emergence of new ways and techniques of moral education.

In France, the UK, Japan, and other nations, there is a growing focus on education in ethics and democracy. This surge is in response to the weakening of democratic institutions and structures due to various risks, such as terrorist and religious violence, environmental and health catastrophes, population ageing, protests related to the marginalisation and stigmatisation of minorities, and growing distrust in media and governments. These challenges underscore the need to develop new tools for education and the democratisation of culture, highlighting the importance of non-formal education.

This necessity became starkly apparent during the COVID crisis and extends beyond the framework of educational institutions. The model of democracy as a “form of life” (Dewey 1988/1939, Laugier and Ferrarese 2018) and the principle of equal expression are in crisis, evidenced by the depoliticisation of new generations. The current political landscape in the United States, for instance, demonstrates that a genuine “citizenship education” is yet to emerge. To address these issues, this workshop aims to reflect on political education and contemporary forms of transmitting moral values, as well as their practical implications and methods: educational, cultural, digital, and technological.


Monday, 18th December

9h15 Introduction Sandra Laugier, Naoko Saito

9h30-12h30 Panel 1—Themes Out of School

9h30 Naoko Saito (Kyoto University School of Education)

Uncommon Schooling: Education out of School

10h15 Paola Marrati (Johns Hopkins University)

Existentialism and What Counts as Philosophy

11h Piergiorgio Donatelli (Roma La Sapienza)

Perfectionism and Education out of School

11h45 Michael Campbell (Kyoto University)

Questions of Allegiance, Questions of Approach

Afternoon 14h30-18h

14h30 Paul Standish (UCL School of Education)

Offices Outworn: Lectures and Conversations

15h30-18h30 Panel 2—Education in the Public Space

Katsuri Koh (Kyoto University)

Entrepreneurial Education and Uncommon Schools

Camille Braune (Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne, DEMOSERIES)

The Comics Femmes, Vie, Liberté

Anne Gonon (Doshisha University, Kyoto)

People’s Tribunal as a Public Enlightenment—From Dewey Commission to Committee for Fukushima Nuclear Plant Accident

Alexandre Gefen (CNRS, Sorbonne Nouvelle)

The Agency of Amateur Autobiographical Writing


Tuesday, 19th December

9h30 Martin Shuster (University of North Carolina at Charlotte)

New Television and/as Historiography

10h30-12h30 Panel 3—New Television, New Education

Hugo Clémot (Université Gustave Eiffel)

Education and Violence on Film

Sylvie Allouche (UCLy, UR CONFLUENCE/Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne, DEMOSERIES)

What Can Historical TV Series Teach Us? The Queen’s Gambit and Chernobyl

Sandra Laugier (Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne, DEMOSERIES)

Perfectionism and Education of the Viewer: Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul

Thibaut de Saint Maurice (Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne, DEMOSERIES)

Education Through Series: What Do Viewers Have to Say?

Afternoon 14h30-18h

14h30-17h Panel 4—Varieties of Education

Anastasia Krutikova (Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne, DEMOSERIES)

YouTube as Educational Space

Emma Williams (University of Warwick)

On Being Interrupted: Trauma, Transformation and Learning to Speak

Tatsiana Zhurauliova (Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne, DEMOSERIES)

Imaginary Landscapes: How Popular Culture Shapes our Spatial Imagination

Alexandre Diallo (Erasmus University, Netherlands)

Education on Twitter

17h Closing Lecture

Andrew Norris (University of California at Santa Barbara)

On Political Education

The conference project is based on a long-standing collaboration between Naoko Saito and Sandra Laugier and the partnership between the UMR 8103 Institut des Sciences Juridique et Philosophique de la Sorbonne (CNRS Paris 1), based at the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, and the Graduate School of Education, Kyoto University (PRC France Japan 2019- 2021).

The workshop will take place at the Institut des Sciences Juridique et Philosophique de la Sorbonne, Centre Lourcine, 1 rue de la Glacière, espace Gisèle Halimi, bâtiment 1.

(PDF, 182 Ko)
(PDF, 140 Ko)