Dr Lindsay Jordan
BiographyLindsay is a Senior Lecturer at the University of the Arts London. As Course Leader of the Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice, she enjoys helping staff to consider their values and purpose as teachers and supporters of learning, and the implications for their pedagogic practice. With fifteen years’ experience in designing and teaching face-to-face, online, and blended courses, her teaching style invites high levels of participation and aims to balance structure with choice and freedom.
Lindsay holds Senior Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy and has been undertaking a Professional Doctorate in Education (EdD) at Oxford Brookes University, which she writes about at http://doctored.myblog.arts.ac.uk. Building on historical and contemporary ideas of the university in society, and inspired by Ronald Barnett’s writing on feasible utopias, Lindsay’s thesis uses a conversation methodology to generate plural imaginations of the university and its continued flourishing in a disenchanted world. This synthesis informs a theory of enchantment as a form and process of education.
Tangential to this work is an interest in so-called ‘altered’ states of consciousness and their contribution to human flourishing and fulfilment. Lindsay’s autoethnography of psychedelic experience and doctoral study won the 2017 Breaking Convention student essay award, and she has a chapter in the book ‘Psychedelicacies’ on what it means for a psychedelic experience to be educational. Together with theologian Mark Schunemann, Lindsay co-leads regular philosophy seminars at the Psychedelic Society’s London headquarters.