Citizenship Knowledges and Education: CGCER International Citizenship Conference 2011

Conference Program PDF Document

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The Ethical Spaces of our Humanity
Willie Ermine, First Nations University of Canada

Anti-colonial Social Justice Education and the Search for Transformations of the Public Sphere
Dr. Lynette Shultz, University of Alberta

Conference Information

The Centre for Global Citizenship Education & Research (CGCER) invites proposals to participate in its upcoming international conference “Citizenship Knowledges and Education” that explores different conceptual, theoretical, and methodological considerations of citizenship knowledges and as they influence the theory and practices of citizenship education in Canada and internationally.

Keynote Address

October 7, 2011
9-10 am (Room: ED N 2-135)
The Ethical Spaces of our Humanity
Willie Ermine
First Nations University of Canada

October 8, 2011
11 am – 12 pm (Room: ED 129)
De-Schooling and Learning to Unlearn: Ivan Illich’s Legacies and the Project Amawtay Wasi in Ecuador
Dr. Walter Mignolo
Duke University

Closing Plenary

October 8, 2011
3-4 pm (Room: ED 165)
Anti-colonial Social Justice Education and the Search for Transformations of the Public Sphere
Dr. Lynette Shultz
University of Alberta
Co-Director of the Centre for Global Citizenship Education & Research (CGCER)

A few theoretical and practical questions of interest:

  • What is the role of schooling and education in the formations of citizenship knowledges?
  • How can we construct and deconstruct citizenship knowledge in global/globalized public space(s)?
  • How do we critique and analyze global citizenship education within current contexts of imperialism, colonialism/neo-colonialism, marketization, militarization and environmental destruction? What does global citizenship education offer in these contexts?
  • How do we critique and analyze global citizenship education as a colonizing or de-colonizing project?

Citizenship Knowledges and Education is an interdisciplinary conference on social theory, methods, and empirical research from a wide range of disciplines to discuss and present their scholarly work and research. The conference sessions will have two formats:

  1. paper presentation and
  2. poster session.

We welcome proposals related to the above theoretical and practical questions and other relevant topics in the context of higher education, K-12 education, community education, and related policy areas.

Address questions to Thashika Pillay (Conference Coordinator) & Neda Asadi (Assistant Coordinator) by email: cgcer@ualberta.ca

Faculty Advisors: Lynette Shultz and Ali A. Abdi