"WORLDLYING" THE SCHOOL: PERSPECTIVISM AND AFFECTIVE SEMIOSIS IN THE SCIENTIFIC TEACHING/LEARNING

Tateo, L. (Participant)

Activity: Attending an eventOrganisation or participation in workshops, courses, or seminars

Description

The aim of the workshop is to share ideas about the psycho-social processes, value systems, practices and ideologies at stake in contexts that present a polyphony of perspectives. Schooling is considered one of the most relevant dimensions of ontogenetic and sociogenetic development. There are a number of international programmes aimed at supporting developing countries through extensive activities, for instance, of literacy and numeracy. Yet some people have questioned the universal validity of mainstream schooling models and educational ideologies. The form of education as we know it today is considered by some as an act of dominance by liberalist colonial civilization over native cultures, that are pointed out as backwards and superstitious. For instance, one of the allegations is that the current educational ideology would be disrespectful of the alternative value systems and would contribute to the impoverishment of cultural diversity around the world. Besides, the primacy and function of science teaching (STEM) in current educational mainstream would promote a kind of instrumental and domination relationship between humans and nature, which is not recognised by non-Whestern native cultures. Finally, the struggle between dominant and dominated languages, where students of different cultures meet, becomes a double-edged blade that can either foster integration or threaten identities.
Schooling is thus one of the most relevant arenas in which social sciences at large, and cultural psychology in particular, can learn to deal with the theoretical and methodological issues related to multi-perspectivism. During the workshop, we will try to reflect upon the best methodologies to approach these issues, starting by experiencing a collective activity – to watch and to work on the documentary ‘Schooling the World’ – and share different researches around the world. We will try to develop new theoretical and methodological ideas about the way to “worldly” the school: that is, both to bring the variety of multiple human perspectives into the school and to bring back schooling to the reality of this varied world.
Period23 Feb 2018
Event typeWorkshop
LocationAalborg, Denmark
Degree of RecognitionInternational