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GSE EDI Seminar Series: De/colonising Educational Relationships in Teacher Education

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De/colonising Educational Relationships in Teacher Education

EDI Seminar Series 2020-2021

Led by Fatmakhanu (Fatima) Pirbhai-Illich, University of Regina, and Fran Martin, University of Exeter

Seminar 9 will be in partnership with Professor Kakali Bhattacharya - Professor of Human Development and Organisational Studies in Education, College of Education, University of Florida (USA).

Registration for seminar 9: July 7th 12.30 - 2.00 p.m.

You are invited to join a meeting: Decolonising Educational Relationships: Implications for Research and Scholarship. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting.

All staff and doctoral students are invited to take part in the monthly lunchtime seminars during which we will be discussing the de/colonial imaginary we have developed in a Canadian teacher education context (Pirbhai-Illich & Martin, 2020), and exploring how it might be adapted for the UK context.

In thinking about how we might de/colonise our educational relations, this series will focus on multiple forms of relationality including spiritual, environmental, socio-cultural and historical-political.

The aims of the interactive seminars are to develop your:

  • understanding of coloniality;
  • relation to colonising ways of being, doing and knowing and how this influences your teacher educator identities and practices;
  • understanding of how it might be possible to create de/colonial spaces for teaching and learning.

The seminars will take place via Zoom from 12.30pm – 13.30pm once a month on October 15th, November 17th, December 8th, January 14th, February 16th, March 16th, April 15th, May 13th, and June 17th. A final half day to reflect and review individual and collective learning will take place on July 7th, time tbc.


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