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Friday 12th April 2024
Can multiple perspectives to foster inter-group empathy help mitigate conflict in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo? An exploration of the pedagogical tool ‘Uprooted’ - 12th April

Marked by more than twenty years of armed conflict, peace remains fragile in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), more particularly in the eastern provinces of Kivu. Amidst persistent tensions, there is a clear imperative to foster coexistence and reconciliation among current and future generations. While the education system alone cannot claim to rebuild peace or reconcile a country, teaching and learning about mutual experiences of past and present suffering can mediate and contextualize the selective and uncritical knowledge about the conflict that young people have and, ultimately, foster mutual understanding and empathy between (previously) conflicting groups. In this seminar, they present educational materials that were developed to encourage critical reflection and debate on the drivers of conflict in Eastern DRC and reflect on their potential from the perspective of teachers in the region.

Monday 11th March 2024
Other Lives: relationships of young disabled men on the margins of alternative provision - 11th March

This webinar focuses on the experiences of a small group of so-called ‘hard-to-reach’ disabled young men in Alternative Provisions (APs). Supporting young people has largely focused on the use of professional interventions. The paper contrasts the young men’s experiences of professional service interventions with the complementary functions of social and psychological capital embedded in their own friendship networks. The webinar explores how young people themselves are important agents in providing mutuality and solidarity, which can enhance various and varied life-course transitions. This has implications for how young people facing risks associated with school exclusion and marginalisation can best be supported.

Friday 9th February 2024
African international student mobility and e-learning experiences - 9th February

By problematising the practice of internationalisation, this presentation adds a humanising aspect. It frames internationalisation as a reciprocal relationship where international students bring resources and experiences, improving university rankings and perceptions of institutional inclusivity while also getting an experience that enables them to flourish and live a life that they have reason to value.

Monday 4th December 2023
Genocide and ‘Education’: A Story of the Attempts to Forcibly Assimilate Indigenous Peoples through Residential ‘Schools’

In 2018 and 2019, Dr. Minton brought together a network of Indigenous and ally scholars in the production of a book entitled, ‘Residential Schools and Indigenous Peoples: From Genocide via Education to the Possibilities for truth, Restitution, Reconciliation and Reclamation’ (Routledge, 2020). In this seminar, he will talk about this book, about what they found out, and about what all of this can mean

Wednesday 11th October 2023
Grassroots Organisations and Girls' Education

This presentation will draw on empirical research exploring the impact of a grassroots microfinance organisation on women’s lives and girls’ education in rural Bihar, India. It will explore intersecting barriers to girls’ education including class, caste and gender and how activism within grassroots organisations can move forward social change in relation to these inequalities and barriers.

Friday 10th February 2023
Bridging Neoliberalism and Hindu Nationalism: The Role of Education in Bringing about Contemporary India

Dr Kusha Anand discusses her book Bridging Neoliberalism and Hindu Nationalism. She traces the divide between those who view India as a secular nation and those who wish to reconstruct it following Hindu lines.

Friday 18th November 2022
Perspectives and Comparisons in Educational Research: Selecting and Probing Units for Analysis

A valuable discussion of Prof Mark Bray's co-edited book 'Comparative Education Research: Approaches and Methods'.

Friday 28th October 2022
Perspectives on rights, resistance, and resilience from Indigenous adult literacy learners in Mexico

Dr Sanchez Tyson will explore the role and meaning of literacy within the context of an Indigenous language educational model for adults in Mexico.

Monday 23rd May 2022
The Climate Crisis: What can universities do?

Join us to hear from Professor Tristan McCowan, UCL Institute of Education and Dr Jackline Nyerere, Kenyatta University about their multi-country project working with universities in Brazil, Fiji, Kenya and Mozambique.

Monday 28th March 2022
Working for Development and Humanitarian Organisations

Join us for an interactive discussion on what it is like to work for a development or humanitarian organisation in the UK and internationally.

Monday 6th December 2021
Being a Young Muslim Woman in Ghana: Intersections of nation, religion and gender

In this seminar, we are joined by Dr Barbara Crossouard, a Reader in Education in the Centre for International Education, University of Sussex.

Wednesday 17th November 2021
Gender, Schooling and Power Asymmetries: Insights from Kazakhstan

In this seminar, CREMCYA will be joined by Professor Naureen Durrani, Research Chair in School Education in the Graduate School of Education, Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan.

Wednesday 27th October 2021
Under the Taliban’s New Order: Education and Human Rights in Afghanistan

In this panel discussion, we are joined by Dr Weeda Mehran, University of Exeter, and Dr Tejendra Pherali, UCL Institute of Education, University College London.

Monday 18th October 2021
Education, Religion and Colonialism: The Complex History of Indian Residential Schooling in Canada

Dr Crystal Gail Fraser is Assistant Professor in the Department of History, Classics & Religion and The Faculty of Native Studies at the University of Alberta (Canada). In this seminar, she presents her pioneering research, By Strength, We Are Still Here (or T’aih k’ìighe’ tth’aih zhit dìidìch’ùh).

Monday 22nd March 2021
Humanitarian Response and the Cluster Approach: The Connect with Education

An event from the Centre for Research into the Education of Marginalised Children and Young Adults

Monday 22nd February 2021
Education and Radicalisation: A Conversation with Lynn Davies and Zin Derfoufi

A Conversation on the meaning of and discourses on radicalisation, and the potential of education in offering a safe space to address the battle of ideas, encounter difference and explore non-violent means to challenge injustice.

Wednesday 17th February 2021
Decolonising the Human Rights Education Curriculum in Gaza, Palestine

This seminar highlights the possibilities to decolonise the Human Rights Education curriculum in Gaza through critical analysis of local textbooks.

Wednesday 13th November 2019
Understanding the impact of a grassroots organisation on girls’ educational potential in rural Bihar, India

Part of the Centre for Research into the Education of Marginalised Children and Young Adults (CREMCYA) 2019/20 Seminar Series.

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