It has been a while since I posted here but this is great news and worth sharing with my Hip-hop and education heads alike.
The UK HipHopEd movement has been steadily smouldering with occasional bursts into flame over the last year or so. Since being featured on the BBC 1Xtra documentary 'When Words Collide' HipHopEd has had a full feature in the TES, a resurgence of the Twitter chats (that started it all off) and has now found a home at the prestigious Institute of Education in the form of HipHopEdSoc.
HipHopEdSoc launches next week with presentations from 2 of my favourite HipHopEd heads - Sam Berkson and Shay D - and will be graced by the presence of a true UK rap veteran - TY.
As ever the aim of HipHopEdSoc is to bring a broad spectrum of people together with an interest in Hip-hop, education, philosophy, politics, arts and academia to discuss and share their work and views on Hip-hop as a vehicle for education - Hip-hop as pedagogy.
Hopefully this introduces a new generation of younger Ed heads to the work of HipHopEd and assists in growing the family and its influence.
Meanwhile, I want to give a special shout out to the US HipHopEd fam who celebrate their 4th birthday this month. BIG UP!!
If you want to know more about the work of HipHopEd both here or in the States you can find us all on Twitter by searching #hiphoped