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Oslo workshop on 'affective governing' in inspection

12 Jun 2014

SKAPE Associate Director Sotiria Grek gave a talk in Oslo last week on the role of affect and affective governing on the work of inspections in schools in Scotland.

The talk was part of a joint interdisciplinary workshop bringing together academics from law, sociology, politics and education to examine the role of knowledge and expertise in new inspection and accountability practices in Europe and beyond. It explored the growing Europeanisation and globalisation of education and educational inspection, including the role of expert actors. These developments are facilitating the creation of a European education policy space (Gornitzka & Sverdrup, 2011; Lawn & Grek, 2012), in which national institutions and practices are being reconfigured. The workshop was organised under the umbrella of the research projects LEX-EL and HOGLED. 

Sotiria's presentation was based on recent work from the ESRC funded project ‘Governing by Inspection’. If you would like to read more about this work, please email Sotiria directly at