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Elke Van dermijnsbrugge is Lecturer-Researcher in the International Teacher Education Programme Primary at NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences, the Netherlands. She researches in the area of research methods, curriculum studies, philosophy of education and alternative education. She is interested in the application of utopian thinking to (re)imagine educational policy, research and practice.

Douglas Kidd is Director of Out of Class and Experiential Education at International College Hong Kong. He taught in the UK in the primary sector and as a Headteacher before moving to Hong Kong and working in the Outdoor Education and secondary sectors. His current focus is on developing alternative approaches to curriculum.



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Academic publications

Van Dermijnsbrugge, E. & Chatelier, S.  (2022) Utopia as method: a response to education in crisis?, Asia Pacific Journal of Education, DOI: 10.1080/02188791.2022.2031870

Van dermijnsbrugge, E. (forthcoming). Imagining Alternatives Futures in the Present: Punk Ethnography as a Futures Forming Practice in Education and Beyond. In: Stewart, F. and Way, L. (eds). Punk Pedagogies in Practice: Disruptions and Connections. Bristol: Intellect.


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