Is it fitting or peculiar to offer university courses to prison inmates?
Is there an incongruity between incarceration and education, or does it make sense to bring university courses into a prison setting?
Co-sponsored by the Vancouver Public Library.
Dr. David Kaufman served for seven years as Director, Learning & Instructional Development Centre at Simon Fraser University and has been a Professor in the Faculty of Education since 2003. Dr. Kaufman has presented more than 200 lectures and workshops at universities in North America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Middle East and South America. He has published extensively with approximately 120 peer-reviewed articles and three books to his credit, and serves as a reviewer for many journals, granting agencies and professional associations. His research focuses on the use of digital games and digital storytelling to enhance older adults social connectedness and cognitive skills.
About the Philosophers' Café
Philosophers’ Café is a series of informal public discussions in libraries, cafés and restaurants throughout Metro Vancouver. The cafés, which are open to everyone, have brought dialogue and discussion to thousands of people who are interested in exploring issues from the absurd to the sublime. To learn more about the Philosophers’ Café, please visit their website.