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Education Sciences Webinar | Critical Pedagogy and Climate Justice Ⅱ

22 Jan 2024, 08:00 (CET)

Critical Pedagogy, Ecopedagogy, Climate Crisis, Climate Justice, Anthropocene, Climate Activism, Education for Sustainable Development, Environmental Education, Sustainable Development Goals
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Welcome from the Chair

2nd Education Sciences Webinar

Critical Pedagogy and Climate Justice Ⅱ

Dear Colleagues,

Thank you for joining our webinar. It is with a sense of growing urgency, and right after the hottest summer on record, that we are glad to host a discussion around a Special Issue of Education Sciences focused on the links between critical pedagogy and climate justice.

With discussions about climate justice gaining momentum, it is imperative that critical educators re-evaluate, broaden, and rearticulate the Freirean project and its long-standing concerns with social justice in order to strongly reconnect with the lived ecologies of the oppressed.

This is particularly important as discourses of environmentalism and environmental education risk otherwise to be subsumed in the neoliberal, neo-colonial technocratic status quo, in a sort of “pedagogical greenwashing”, while opportunities for radical social and educational transformation become foreclosed. The aim of this Special Issue is therefore to broaden the scope and space of critical pedagogical discourse and the development of related ideas.

Through this webinar, we will discuss more in-depth the urgency of this call, and initiate a conversation with potential authors.

Acknowledging the ongoing material imbalances shaping global publishing ecosystem, we will also dedicate substantial attention to the rationale for having an Open Access issue, and what we believe is an equitable compromise in terms of funding and access.

Date: 22 January 2024

Time: 8:00 am (CET) | 3:00 pm (CST Asia) | 6:00 pm (AEDT)

Webinar ID: 883 0768 8270

Webinar Secretariat: journal.webinar@mdpi.com

Webinar Recording (Registered Only)

In this section, you will find the recordings of this webinar to watch, re-watch and share with your colleagues!

Event Chair

Centre for Global Learning, Coventry University, Coventry, United Kingdom

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Bio
Dr. Luca Morini is an Assistant Professor at the Centre for Global Learning (GLEA) of Coventry University. He holds a master’s degree in psychology and a Doctorate in Education and Communication, obtained researching into the social, cultural and pedagogical dynamics which occur in Do-It-Yourself amateur game design communities. Luca is the Deputy Lead for GLEA's postgraduate programmes, promoting a flexible, reflective, and philosophically informed approach to doctoral education. His main areas of interest are co-creation (particularly through playful means), philosophy of research, critical pedagogy, doctoral education, and systems thinking. He has experience in qualitative research methodologies, particularly in participatory research and ethnography, seamlessly transversing online and offline spaces. Luca has a record of publications, including peer reviewed journals, conference papers and book chapters, which touch on the diverse themes of digital and critical pedagogy, decolonisation, game design, human ecology, and research methodology.

Invited Speakers

Centre for Global Learning, Coventry University, Coventry, United Kingdom

DETAILS
Bio
Dr Luca Morini is an Assistant Professor at the Centre for Global Learning (GLEA) of Coventry University. He holds a master’s degree in psychology and a Doctorate in Education and Communication, obtained researching into the social, cultural and pedagogical dynamics which occur in Do-It-Yourself amateur game design communities. Luca is the Deputy Lead for GLEA's postgraduate programmes, promoting a flexible, reflective, and philosophically informed approach to doctoral education. His main areas of interest are co-creation (particularly through playful means), philosophy of research, critical pedagogy, doctoral education, and systems thinking. He has experience in qualitative research methodologies, particularly in participatory research and ethnography, seamlessly transversing online and offline spaces. Luca has a record of publications, including peer-reviewed journals, conference papers and book chapters, which touch on the diverse themes of digital and critical pedagogy, decolonisation, game design, human ecology, and research methodology.

Staffordshire Centre for Learning and Pedagogic Practice , Staffordshire University, Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom

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Arinola Adefila is the deputy director for the Staffordshire Centre for Learning and Pedagogic Practice. Arinola trained as a teacher and is a strong believer in the magical power of education to support transformative learning.academia. Arinola's research focuses on methods to enhance the transformative power of education by examining how suitable learning environments, facilitators, and resources can support diverse groups of learners. Dr Adefila's research currently examines how learning transforms individuals and societies and simultaneously, exploring how education policy and learning environments should be designed and structured to ensure learning is transformative. Arinola has over 20 years research and consultancy experience in Africa and Europe. She has developed invaluable experience in research, evaluation, risk investigation, monitoring, and community/transdisciplinary education. Arinola has contributed to and established a range of initiatives and toolkits to enhance learning and pedagogy development as a teacher, researcher, mentor, and community leader. Arinola has volunteered in various organisations for over 20 years, including environmental, youth, development and health and social care.

Program

Speaker

Presentation Title

Time in CET

Time in CST Asia

Dr. Luca Morini

Coventry University, United Kingdom

Chair Introduction

8:00 - 8:05 am

3:00 – 3:05 pm

Speaker 1: Dr. Arinola Adefila
Staffordshire University, United Kingdom

Speaker 2: Dr. Luca Morini
Coventry University, United Kingdom

Introducing the call – The Urgency of bringing together Critical Pedagogy and Climate Justice

8:05 - 8:45 am

3:05 – 3:45 pm

Q&A Session

8:45 - 9:00 am

3:45 - 4:00 pm

Speaker: Dr. Luca Morini
Coventry University, United Kingdom

On the submission process & funding – the rationale for OA

9:00 - 9:10 am

4:00 – 4:10 pm

Q&A Session

9:10 - 9:25 am

4:10 - 4:25 pm

Dr. Luca Morini Closing of Webinar

9:25 - 9:30 am

4:25 - 4:30 pm

Relevant Special Issue

"Critical Pedagogy and Climate Justice"

Edited by Dr. Luca Morini and Dr. Arinola Adefila

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31st August 2024

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