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Learning to read the world 'Through Other Eyes': Engaging with multiple perspectives in educational contexts

Date: 12 March 2008 Time: 2.30 p.m. - 4.00 p.m.

Wednesday 12th March 2008, 2.30 - 4.00 p.m. (Note new time slot), IAS Meeting Room 1 - All Welcome

Learning to read the world 'Through Other Eyes': Engaging with multiple perspectives in educational contexts

Dr Vanessa Andreotti, School of Maori, Social and Cultural Studies in Education, University of Canterbury, New Zealand

This seminar presents the context, theoretical framework and methodology of the DFID funded project Through Other Eyes (TOE) hosted by the Centre for the Study of Social and Global Justice at the University of Nottingham. TOE offers a free online distance course for teachers and student teachers focusing on engagements with indigenous knowledges and indigenous perceptions of the development agenda (i.e. poverty, education, equality, progress, etc.). The course uses an enquiry approach based on postcolonial theory and aims to enable teachers and teacher trainees:- to develop an understanding of how language and systems of belief, values and representation affect the way people interpret the world- to identify how different groups understand issues related to development and their implications for the development agenda- to critically examine these interpretations - both 'Western' and indigenous - looking at origins and potential implications of assumptions- to identify an ethics for improved dialogue, engagement and mutual learning- to transfer the methodology developed in the programme into the classroom context through analysis and piloting of sample classroom materials. More information can be found at www.throughothereyes.org.uk

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