The Cambridge Latin American Research in Education Collective, with the support of the Centre of Latin American Studies (CLAS) and the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge, invite you to a conversation with Prof. Walter Mignolo, William Hane Wannamaker Distinguished Professor of Romance Studies at Duke University, and a key thinker of the decolonial project.
The seminar will focus on Prof. Mignolo’s perspective of the invention of Latin America and the possibilities of the decolonial epistemic turn in the present.
The book “The Idea of Latin America” (2005) by Prof. Mignolo is a geo-political manifesto which insists on the need to leave behind an idea that belonged to the nation-building mentality of nineteenth-century Europe. To learn more about the discussion of the book “The Idea of Latin America” visit CLAREC website under the reading group section here https://clarec.org/reading-group/
CLAREC is pleased to invite you to its next seminar regarding OECD, Governance, and PISA in the Mexican education system. The seminar will be led by Dr Israel Moreno Salto, Cambridge alumnus, who will discuss his joint paper with Professor Susan Robertson, titled: “On the ‘life of numbers’ in governing Mexico’s education system: a multiscalar account of the OECD’s PISA“. This paper reports on a large multi-scalar, multi-method and multi-actor dataset on the Mexican education system, where they explore what actors located at different scales know about PISA, and whether and how they use it in education policy and practice decisions. Paper available here.
Dr Israel Moreno Salto is a full-time Lecturer in Education Sciences at the Autonomous University of Baja California in northern Mexico. He recently received his PhD in Education from the Faculty of Education at the University of Cambridge, under the supervision of Professor Susan Robertson. His research interests involve the governing of education, education policies, educational leadership and teacher education.
Dr Moreno’s presentation will be introduced by Professor Susan Robertson and will be followed with an opportunity for questions and answers. Please sign up to attend the seminar.
CLAREC is commemorating International Women’s Day and the relevance of the 8M women movement in Latin America, acknowledging the ongoing struggle for gender equality in Latin America and worldwide. We invite everyone on the of March at 2PM (UK Time) to the virtual seminar: “#8M: A conversation on feminism and education in Latin America“.
The seminar will bring together a panel of three speakers, follow by a Q&A:
– CLAREC member Elisa de Padua (Chile) will talk about “How a Chilean feminist performance became a global anthem against gender-based violence“. Elisa de Padua is a Psychologist and a PhD student in the Faculty of Education of Cambridge University. Elisa is interested in how systemwide and classroom-based assessment practices affect teaching and learning. She finished her MPhil in Educational Leadership and School Improvement at Cambridge University in 2011. Elisa has worked in different levels of the Chilean educational system, from schools to the Ministry of Education and research centres. She has also worked as a consultant in educational assessment for international organisations like World Bank, UNESCO, OECD. She considers herself an imperfect feminist and environmentalist.
– Dr Karla Esquerre (Brazil) will present: “Girls in data science: reframing experience through data“. Karla Esquerre is an Associate Professor at the Federal University of Bahia, Brazil, where she leads research and educational and social initiatives to foster the development of metrics and mindful analysis to build sustainable processes and a better society. Leader of Gamma Research Group. Idealizer and coordinator of the Girl on Data Science and Data Science on Public Education initiatives. Co-founder of AI Inclusive Salvador and R-Ladies Salvador, organizations to promote gender diversity in several areas. PhD in Chemical Engineering, Unicamp (Brazil, 2003). Postdoctoral fellow in Socio-Environmental Engineering, University of Hokkaido (Japan, 2003-2005). Visiting Scholar within the Center for Control Systems and Dynamics (2015) and the Adaptive Computing and Embedded Systems Lab (2020), University of California San Diego – UCSD.
– Alejandra Brito and Alejandra Luna (México) will talk about “MUxED: A Mexican women network in favor of education”. Alejandra Luna is a PhD candidate in Education at Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico, City. Her research interests include access to education, the analysis of educational public policy related to practice, and autonomy in school management. Alejandra Brito is an educational consultant who designs solutions for school management and public policy to improve education. She has been part of several projects at UNESCO, UNICEF, the Organization of Ibero-American States (OEI), and the Mexican Ministry of Education. They are both members of MUxED an important Mexican women network looking to create spaces for interaction, dialogue, and action regarding education with a gender perspective.
To learn more about these initiatives, please watch the video. To join or for more information, don’t hesitate to contact the presenters.
The theme for the ESRC DTP Conference 2021 conference is Research in the 21st century: Possibilities and Challenges. Within this, it be exploring The Role of the Researcher, Ethics, Data & Risk, Interdisciplinarity and Methods, and Collaboration and Impact in the streams throughout the day. Our CLAREC member Alexandre da Trindade will be presenting The functions of Education and reflections on the role of researchers engaged in an academic collective.
“In October 2020, a group of PhD students from the Faculty of Education at the University of Cambridge founded the Cambridge Latin American Research in Education Collective (CLAREC) aiming to make Latin America, its knowledge, and its needs more visible within the Faculty; contribute to the recognition of Latin American epistemologies; and support efforts to decolonise academia (Mignolo, 2018). As a member of this collective, I carried out this study to develop a clearer conceptualisation of the motives underlying the formation of this initiative (I explicitly recognise my position as a participant in the study). Moreover, since my doctoral research is itself an inquiry into the role of higher education, I was interested in how academics understand their role as researchers and what motivates them to join a collective such as this. The following reflections are based on interviews I conducted with CLAREC members and my analysis of the group’s publications and events.Alexandre da Trindade (see more)
CLAREC member Paula Teixeira de Castro will present at the Hughes Hall event “Dialogue in different cultural contexts” on Thursday, January 28 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm. Dialogic education – education for dialogue as well as through dialogue – takes many different forms in different cultural contexts. Led by senior members Rupert Wegerif and Sara Hennessy, this event will explore how dialogic education works in three quite distinct contexts: Islamic education the Freirean tradition of education for liberation, and teacher development through shared reflective inquiry. The three perspectives will be provided by: Farah Ahmed (Islamic tradition) Paula Teixeira de Castro (Freirian tradition) Sara Hennessy (Teacher inquiry tradition). Short presentations will be followed by Q&A. All welcome, including non college members. To know more and register your interest, click here.
Symposium: “Social Interactions in Inclusive Educational Settings“
CLAREC researcher Ana Rubio-Jimenez will present an online workshop on the analysis of educational dialogue in the Symposium: “Social Interactions in Inclusive Educational Settings”. The event is organised by Tampere University, Finland and INSHEA, France. Dates: 28 and 29 January. All the sessions are open to students and professionals in the education field free of charge! To know more and register your interest, please visit the event website.
For her methods session, Ana will introduce a theory-informed coding framework for systematically analysing educational dialogue across a wide range of educational settings (including classrooms of course). The coding framework is titled: “the Cam-UNAM Scheme for Educational Dialogue Analysis” (commonly referred to as SEDA). SEDA has been published (Hennessy et al., 2016) and used in different research projects (e.g. Huang, Yang, & Li, 2019; Rojas-Drummond et al., 2016). She will also explain how she adapted SEDA to analyse the active participation of young adults with intellectual disability in a goal-setting activity. Finally, she will share transcripts of data collected during her PhD for attendees to try out coding with SEDA.
After a successful launch event, the Cambridge Latin American Research in Education Collective (CLAREC) will be having its second virtual meeting on Monday, December 7th from 2:00-3:00pm. This session’s student presentation is titled, “Teacher Craft Knowledge in the Dominican Republic: A building-on-strengths approach to improving teaching and learning in the Hispanophone Caribbean,” by Dr Sophia D’Angelo, who recently completed her PhD at the Faculty of Education. The presentation will follow with an opportunity for questions and answers, before CLAREC members offer a more informal presentation on the history of the Collective and the personal importance it has for its student members.
CLAREC researcher, Javiera Marfan, will be presenting about contemporary approaches to educational policy implementation, at Churchill college’s postgraduates Chu-talks. If you want to know more about these theories and how they have influenced Javiera’s doctoral research, we invite you to participate in the presentation. The event will be on Thursday 26 November, by zoom. Details below.
We are very proud to tell you that CLAREC researcher, Julia Hayes, will be presenting her work “Using visual illustration in disability research” in the CaNDER conference. Details below.
Launch of the collective which features introduction from Prof Susan Robertson and Prof Ricardo Sabates before featuring the research of our member Consuelo Béjares on her PhD research: “Youth negotiating exclusion and belonging at the urban periphery in Chile”.
Would you want to know more about our ongoing research projects? CLAREC researcher Sebastián Ansaldo will be presenting “The mediatization of education: an introduction, approaches and key aspects” at Churchill College’s Chutalks. This virtual talk will be on Thursday 5 November (19.00 UK time). In this talk, he presents the mediatization approach, which tries to make sense of media and technology impact in a comprehensive and multidisciplinary way. He uses the educational field as an example, also analysing some elements from the current pandemic scenario.