Special issue - Co-operative education and online workshop
Guest editors: Professor Esther Gitcheru, Deputy Vice Chancellor Finance Planning & Administration, The Co-operative University of Kenya; Dr Malcolm Noble, University of Nottingham Business School, Leicester Vaughan College, Journal of Co-operative Studies editorial advisory board; and Dr Cilla Ross, Honorary Professor Co-operative Education, University of Nottingham; Co-operative College UK; Journal of Co-operative Studies editorial Advisory Board.
This online workshop and special issue of Journal of Co-operative Studies considers co-operative education in its broadest sense – learning about co-operation, for co-operation, by co-operation, and through co-operation. The UK Co-operative Researchers Network (CoRNet) is working with the editors on this project.
We are interested in co-operative education wherever it takes place: within co-operatives, Co-operative Schools, Co-operative Higher Education, co-operative workplaces, and without specifically co-operative contexts. Papers on how co-operatives are taught within non-co-operative contexts such as business schools will be of interest and also other spatial contexts such as the platform economy.
Format: the day conference will be online and based on pre-circulated papers of c. 2,500-word papers. Authors will present briefly, summarising and reflecting on these with plenty of time for questions. Attendees will have read papers in advance. Proposals for other sessions, formats, interventions are welcomed. Papers will then be expanded for a special journal number – either to shorter 2-4,000-word articles or full-length research pieces 4-7,000 words. This makes space for both conventional articles as well as provocations.