Wed, May 04|
Knowledge And The Production Of Learning For Emancipatory Practice
WORLD SOCIAL FORUM
Time & Location
May 04, 2022, 10:30 AM EDT
About the Event
As we face the multiple crises of the current moment, knowledge is vital if we are to find our way towards a more sustainable world. To date, much of knowledge production has been in the hegemonic domain of narrow western academic institutions. This ignores the epistemes of knowledge that exist outside of modern science and narrows the idea of learning to what happens in formal classrooms. This session takes the starting point that learning and knowledge production can be diverse processes using a multiplicity of methods and learning spaces. In this session, we will introduce some of the different approaches and then have a deliberative discussion about how different types of learning & critical pedagogies and knowledge can be lifted to support emancipatory praxis. The session will focus more on the doing of such pedagogies and how we can learn and share with each other as we move out of the confines of mainstream thinking about learning. The format of this 90 minute session will be an introduction to the session followed by some reflections from groups that are working on alternatives to the hegemonic system. We will then open the space for a shared conversation on the topic, drawing from the experiences of people present.
The session is co-hosted by
The Alternatives Project, the Global Tapestry of Alternatives, RISE Canada, and CEAA.