Testing & School Reform in Danish Education

9 February 2017
3pm to 4pm
Burwood Corporate Centre, Level 2

REDI Seminar series:

Testing and school reform in Danish education: An analysis informed by the use of ‘the dispositive’.

Event details

Standardised tests have recently been implemented in primary and lower secondary schools in Denmark, showcasing different political ambitions. It is argued that these tests are a crucial new form of assessment, based on their adaptive character and of the political intentions connected to them. 

Dr Bjorn Hamre of Aarhus University (Denmark) uses theoretical development of Foucault’s concept of the dispositive in this seminar, which stems from an ambition to contribute an adequate critique of the tests and related discourses. This is achieved by reading documents related to the national test through the dispositives of differentiation, security and optimisation. 

Note that although this seminar takes place at Deakin's Burwood Campus, it will be live streamed to the Geelong Waterfront, Waurn Ponds and Warrnambool campuses as well.

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Key information

Date and time

Thursday 9 February 2017
3pm to 4pm


Burwood Corporate Centre
Level 2, Building BC
221 Burwood highway,

Contact details

Research for Educational Impact (REDI) 
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