Dr Angelique Chettiparamb gives keynote address at Association of European Schools of Planning
5 April 2016
Dr Angelique Chettiparamb presented a keynote address on ‘Back to the Agora: European Values and Planning Education’ at the Heads of Schools meeting of the Association of European Schools of Planning at Thessaloniki, Greece on the 11th of March
Dr Angelique Chettiparamb, from the School of Real Estate & Planning, recently presented a keynote address on ‘Back to the Agora: European Values and Planning Education’ at the Heads of Schools meeting of the Association of European Schools of Planning at Thessaloniki, alongside Prof Grigoris Kafkala of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.
Angelique’s presentation addressed the question of whether there could be foundational normative principles for planning education and also what options for pedagogic actions would an understanding of norms gives rise to. Much of her thinking on the former question is now published in her article Chettiparamb, A (2016) Articulating public interest through complexity theory, Environment and Planning C. [Online first]. The keynote address extended this thinking to propose an agenda for pedagogy, by arguing for developing ‘appreciative thinking’ alongside critical thinking in pedagogy to enable the fostering of transformative thinking in planning education. The key note address was followed by close to an hour of questions and comments from the audience.