Our Speakers

We are happy to announce that the two keynote speakers, both outstanding specialists in the field of educational theory, have already confirmed their presence at Krakow 2020 Word in Education Conference.

One of them is David Carr, Emeritus Professor, University of Edinburgh, whose keynote address will be entitled “Word in Education: Good Word, Bad Word and Word of Secondary Significance”.

The other keynote speaker,  Nicholas C. Burbules is Edward William & Jane Marr Gutgshell Professor, University of Illinois, and Editor of ”Educational Theory”. The topic of his paper is “Cultivating the Communicative Virtues”.

Other distinguished participants include Professor Gerard Kilroy, Senior Research Fellow, Campion Hall,  Oxford and Honorary Visiting Professor, University College London, and Professor Walter van Herck, University of Antwerp, Editor-in-chief of “International Journal of Philosophy and Theology” published by Routledge. Their talks, entitled, respectively,  “Conveying Religious Ideas through Literature in a Secularised Society” and “Wisdom in Anna Karenina” will be delivered during the discussion panel on educational values of literature.

Thank you to everyone who has already sent their proposal to our VII International Conference Word in Education Good Word, Bad Word or No Word to be held at Jesuit University Ignatianum, Krakow, 8-9 June, 2020.

If anyone else would like to send a proposal, we are extending the deadline to January 20, 2020.