philosophy

UBC YRE Research Week Keynote Presentation Available Online

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YRE Research Week Keynote Presentation Available Online

This year’s Research Week keynote speaker for the Year of Research was Dr. Carlos Alberto Torres. Dr. Torres is the principal biographer of Paulo Freire, the Brazilian philosopher and critical social theorist, and is the founder of Paulo Freire Institutes in São Paulo, Buenos Aires, and UCLA. His teaching and research interests include the political sociology of education, the impact of globalization on K- 12 and higher education, and the intersection of area studies, ethnic studies, and comparative studies.

His keynote speech, titled ‘Neoliberalism, Globalization Agendas and Banking Educational Policy: Is Popular Education An Answer?’ can be found here, and his PowerPoint presentation can be accessed here.

Please direct comments or questions to Joanne O’Connor at joanne.oconnor@ubc.ca.

Dr. Dwayne Donald: Homo Economicus and Curriculum for Survival, Dec 4, 2014

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Through story, Dr. Dwayne Donald will argue that curriculum thought and notions of human being-ness need to begin with acknowledging the more-than-human entities that give us life. He will focus on the main mythologies that have guided formal schooling and on the curricular promotion of market-informed notions of citizenship that continually overlook Indigenous ways of knowing. This event is part of the 2014-2015 Indigenous Scholars’ Series and is sponsored by the Faculty of Education.
 
Thursday, December 4, 4:30 – 5:30 PM
FIRST NATIONS LONGHOUSE
 
For more information, contact indigenous.education@ubc.ca
Dec 4, 2014 Presentation by Dr. Dwayne Donald