Every day during September we will post up an idea for you to vote on. The most popular ideas will become the things that the inaugural Organizing Committee of the Critical Physiotherapy Network focuses on in 2015. So please make sure you cast your vote at the bottom of each post.
If you’ve ever visited the European Graduate School website you’ll know what an impressive organisation it is. It’s faculty is made up some of the world’s most prominent thinkers and opinion-shapers (Alain Badiou, Jean Baudrillard, Judith Butler…and that’s just the ‘B’s’!). The school runs residential courses and delivers a lot of video content for free to a global audience to shape opinion on contemporary issues in society. Their funding must be absolutely astronomical, but attending one of their summer courses is definitely on my bucket list. Even their aspirations are lofty: “The comprehensive programs are distinguished by the cordial interaction of eminent faculty members with students who are the best of their generation.” Now that’s a mission statement!
Just because the EGS’s aspirations are sophisticated, high-brow and global, doesn’t mean other much smaller organisations can’t have their own more modest goals. We’ve already voted this month on the idea of a colloquium in the South of France and providing critical curricula for physiotherapy students around the world, so we’re really not that far away from bringing together a faculty in the manner of the EGS. We have some very eminent educators, thinkers and writers, and a growing infrastructure around them. So shouldn’t we think about bringing them together into a new faculty – the Critical Physiotherapy School perhaps?
Post update: please note that voting closed on 7 October 2014 (results are available here), but please feel free to post your comments in the space below.