In this episode, I speak to Dr Dan O'Hare, an Educational Psychologist, Co-chair of the DECP and online magazine founder (www.edpsy.org.uk) about how EPs can open up conversations to be important to more and more diverse audiences. To bring our skills, criticality and potential to a much wider audience.
During this wide-ranging conversation, Dan and I discuss the hopeful discussions which have sprung up online over the course of lockdown and the challenges EPs face in being invited to conversations we would like to be part of, let alone influencing them.
Dan then talks about his views on Neuro-essentialism and its effects on discourses about children in schools. Dan then draws upon his thesis which examines the concept of 'evidence base' and it broadens it out beyond the orthodox conceptualisation of 'researched-based evidence'.
We conclude the conversation by discussing how people interested in the work and ideas of EPs online.
Useful blogs, podcasts and websites
EP Online Magazine: https://edpsy.org.uk
EP Outreach- Southend EPS: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLhV-d1BFLFCLvCsgY8WlVA
The Sizzle Podcast with Jo Taylor: https://pod.link/143924777
Useful Twitter Hashtags to follow: #adayinthelifeofan_EP