“CLAREC in Mexico City: insights from the World Social Forum 2022 and the CLACSO 2022 Conference” – an informal conversation about two relevant events that took place in Mexico City in the last weeks: the World Social Forum 2022 and the CLACSO 2022 Conference. Two CLAREC members will be presenting their impressions and reflections about the experience of participating in these events.
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🗨 “CLAREC in Mexico City: insights from the World Social Forum 2022 and the CLACSO 2022 Conference” – an informal conversation.
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🗨 Tuesday 28th of June 2022, at 2pm (UK time).
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🗨 Online and in-person at the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge – Room 1S7 – 184 Hills Rd, Cambridge CB2 8PQ.
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CLAREC Whereabouts Seminar “Thinking critically about inclusive education in Latin America: Disability inclusion in Colombia” • 6th June, 2pm UK with Profesora Titular Marisol Moreno (Universidad Nacional de Colombia), Dr Leda Kamenopoulou (Associate Professor, IOE, UCL’s Faculty of Education and Society) and Dr Shaun Grech (IDEA, University of Cape Town) and CLAREC member Dr. Julia Hayes
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Latin American research on disability inclusion is often missing from the global debates that seek to think critically about how children are being included in education. Colombia has adopted global goals and international policies calling for inclusive education, but it remains a challenging context, characterised by post-colonial social hierarchies, extreme economic inequality, corruption and poverty, and scarred by its over 50 year-long internal conflict.
CLAREC (Cambridge Latin American Research in Education Collective) are honoured to host a presentation by the leading authors in disability inclusion in Colombia and Latin America as a whole: Profesora Titular Marisol Moreno (Universidad Nacional de Colombia), Associate Professor Leda Kamenopoulou (UCL) and Dr Shaun Grech (Director of the Critical Institute, IDEA University of Capetown), who will present their latest chapter on Colombia and its struggle for justice.
This followed by a presentation by a recent CLAREC graduate, Dr Julia Hayes, who will present her visual particiaptory research on the inclusion of children with disabilities in Colombian Escuela Nueva schools.
Speakers: Profesora Titular Marisol Moreno (Universidad Nacional de Colombia), Dr Leda Kamenopoulou (Associate Professor, IOE, UCL’s Faculty of Education and Society) and Dr Shaun Grech (IDEA, University of Cape Town) will be presenting their chapter ‘Colombia and the struggle for social justice’ from the upcoming publication of Hodkinson & Brown (2022) Key issues in SEND and Inclusion: International Perspectives across six continents (see https://iris.ucl.ac.uk/iris/publication/1892943/1)
Dr Julia Hayes (CLAREC) will be presenting her PhD research ‘Including children with disabilities in Colombian Escuela Nueva schools’
Zoom link to follow!
We are delighted to host Prof. Silvia Grinberg from Universidad de San Martin, Buenos Aires, presenting her work “Urban Cartographies of Educational Inequalities. The School/Subjects/Slums Series in Buenos Aires, Argentina”, co-organized by CLAREC – Cambridge Latin American Research in Education Collective; KPP – Knowledge, Power and Politics Research Group; and CLAS – Centre of Latin American Studies.
When: Tuesday 7th of June, 4.30 – 6.00 PM.
Where: Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge, Room 2S5 (in person).
Prof. Silvia M. Grinberg is researcher of the National Committee of Science and Technology in Argentina (CONICET), professor of Pedagogy (UNPA) and Sociology of Education. Director of the Center for Inequalities, Subjectivity and Institutions (National University of San Martín, UNSAM). Her work has focused on pedagogical apparatuses and precarity in management societies, schooling, poverty and environmental degradation in the metropolitan periphery. She has been an international invited scholar in UNAM (México); Universität Kassel (Germany); Universidad de Chile and Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (Chile); York University (Canada); Pontificia Universidad Bolivariana de Medellín, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana de Bogotá, and Universidad de Santo Tomás (Colombia); UNISINOS (Brasil); Institute of Education, University of London (UK); Universitè de Reims Champagne Ardenne (France).
If you have questions about the seminar, please contact Consuelo Béjares firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to seeing you for an exciting presentation and discussion!
“The Week of Fake News” is a one-off large cross-sector initiative encompassing cinema, music, academic debate and fine arts. Its objective is to investigate how fake news and media bias have impacted the democratic institutions and the election process in Brazil, drawing pertinent parallels to the UK and the rest of the world.
The Cambridge University Brazilian Society (CUBS), the Cambridge Latin American Research in Education Collective (CLAREC) and DMovies are delighted to be hosting at the Faculty of Education (University of Cambridge) three events of this insightful week. The events will take place in-person and free of charge on 24th May 2022:
16h UK – Documentary Screening: “The Coup d’Etat Factory”
18H UK – Catering & Book Signing with Jean Wyllys and Márcia Tiburi
19H UK – Seminar and Q&A “The Role of Education in the Fake News Era” (in-person and online) – with simultaneous translation into Portuguese and live broadcast via Zoom Webinar. Attendance certificates will be provided.
📍Note: Limited availability. To attend any of the events (in-person or online), please register on Eventbrite – https://education_and_fakenews.eventbrite.com Zoom link will be sent to those registered on Eventbrite.
The seminar “The Role of Education in the Fake News Era” will promote debate on the phenomenon of fake news, which has become a global threat to democracy. We seek to understand what role does (or can) education play in times marked by the advance of misinformation and a social and political context with the rise of populist movements, global polarisation and technological advances increasing the potential for rapid dissemination of fake news. The seminar will be chaired by Dr Haira Gandolfi (Lecturer, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge), with guest speakers Professor Susan Robertson (Head of the Faculty of Education, University of
Cambridge), Márcia Tiburi (Philosopher and Lecturer, University Paris 8), Jean Wyllys (Journalist and scholar, University of Barcelona and Harvard) and Victor Fraga (journalist and filmmaker). By promoting the premiere of the documentary “The Coup d’État Factory” before the seminar, we hope to enrich the debate with the presentation and contextualisation of a relevant case.
Agenda 24 May 2022:
16h: The Coup d’État Factory (A Fantástica Fábrica de Golpes)
Intro by Victor Fraga, Writer and Filmmaker
An Anglo-Brazilian documentary about media bias, “fake news”, and democracy. Brazil has a long tradition of coup d’états. These coups would not have been viable without the support of the big media, particularly TV Globo. Two Brazilian journalists in the UK reveal the manipulative tactics of these organisations.
When: Tuesday 24 May 2022 – 16h – 18h
Where: Auditorium, Mary Allan Building, Homerton College, University of Cambridge
18h: Book Signing and Refreshments
With Jean Wyllys and Márcia Tiburi
Meet Jean Wyllys and Márcia Tiburi as they sign copies of their books. Márcia will sign copies of her new book: Psycho-Cultural Underpinnings of Everyday Fascism: Dialogue as Resistance.
When: Tuesday 24 May 2022 – 18h – 19h
Where: Rooms GS4/GS5, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge
19h: Seminar “The Role of Education in the Fake News Era”
With Dr Haira Gandolfi, Professor Susan Robertson, Marcia Tiburi, Jean Wyllys, Victor Fraga.
Guest speakers will talk about the role of education in times of “fake news” and hate speech since the presidential elections in Brazil in 2018 that led them to self-exile in Europe.
When: Tuesday 24 May 2022 19h – 21h
Where: Rooms GS4/GS5, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge
Márcia Tiburi is a philosopher, plastic artist and writer. She is currently living under exile in Paris, and works as a professor at the University Paris 8. She has written extensively about the rise of fascism and fake news in Brazil. She authored the book The Psycho-Cultural Underpinnings of Everyday Fascism, published in 2021.
Jean Wyllys is a scholar in Political Science at the University of Barcelona, where he researches the contagion by fake news and the rise of authoritarian governments. Award-winning journalist, he writes about civil rights and liberties. He served two consecutive terms as federal deputy in Brazil.
Susan Robertson is the head of the Faculty of Education at University of Cambridge and went on to hold academic posts at the University of Auckland, University of Bristol. She sits on the ESRC’s funding council and is the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Globalisation, Societies and Education.
Haira Gandolfi is a Lecturer at the Faculty of Education – University of Cambridge. Her teaching and research interests are Science Education, Decolonial Curricula and Pedagogies, Science & Technology Studies, and Teachers’ Work and Professional Development.
Victor Fraga is an Anglo-Brazilian journalist and filmmaker. He is the founder and director of the DMovies, the portal for thought-provoking cinema. He co-directed the documentary The Coup d’Etat Factory, about the role of media manipulation and fake news in the collapse of Brazilian democracy and rise of Neo-fascism.
We invite you all to watch our CLAREC Whereabouts Seminar: “What can we learn from the voices of novice teachers trained in Mexico during the COVID-19 pandemic?” with our guest speakers Artemio Arturo Cortez Ochoa & Israel Moreno Salto. The seminar will take place Monday 9th of May 2022, at 2pm (UK time). Online and in-person at the Faculty of Education, Room 1S3, University of Cambridge, Cambridge.
The Zoom link will be sent to Eventbrite registrants one day before the event.
The research focuses on the broader outcomes of initial teacher education in Mexico during the school shutdown due to the spread of COVID-19. Drawing on evidence from a graduate follow-up survey administered in three subnational states to kindergarten and primary school teachers who finished their undergraduate studies during the pandemic, the research explores their perceptions concerning competency development. Considering that teacher education in Mexico is dominantly provided by Escuelas Normales -teacher colleges- who struggled to transition from in-person to remote learning, the two researchers are concerned with if, how, and to what extent this generation of teachers’ competencies was affected. The presentation will discuss preliminary survey results and reflect upon further research action.
Artemio Arturo Cortez Ochoa is a research associate at the REAL Centre, the University of Cambridge, working on an international project about Teaching Quality in Rwanda. He received a PhD in Education from the University of Bristol, UK. His area of expertise is Teacher Evaluation Systems, Continuing Professional Development, and Quality Education.
Israel Moreno Salto is a lecturer-researcher in education sciences at the Autonomous University of Baja California in northern Mexico. He holds a PhD in Education from the Faculty of Education of the University of Cambridge. His research interests focus on education governance, policies and practices.
We invite you all to watch our CLAREC Whereabouts Seminar Series: “Mothers and Daughters: intertwined memories, healing trauma and the rupture with paid domestic work in Brazil” with our guest speaker Anna Maria Del Fiorentino. The seminar will take place Monday 7th of March 2022, at 2pm (UK time). Online and in-person at the MAB Auditorium – Faculty of Education, Homerton College, University of Cambridge, Cambridge.
In this event, Anna Maria Del Fiorentino will be presenting her recently published book Memórias Entrelaçadas: do trauma ao empoderamento (Intertwined Memories: Transforming Trauma into Empowerment), based on her master’s dissertation entitled Mothers and Daughters: intertwined memories, healing trauma and the rupture with paid domestic work in Brazil . Her research work highlights the life stories of mothers that are paid domestic workers and school cleaners in Brazil and their daughters, the first generation of women university entrants to obtain a higher education degree within their families. At the core of Anna’s research is a quest on how to combine women’s empowerment through higher education with happier individuals, bringing positive, lasting change for generations to come.
Anna Maria Del Fiorentino lives in the United Kingdom since 2008 and is the mother of two children. Her research interests are related to themes of maternity and motherhood, dignity in childhood and adolescence, human rights, inclusive feminism, social justice, LGBTQI+ and antiracism movements. She has a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP), worked at Ericsson’s Research and Development Centre (Brazil) and at Banco do Brasil in London (United Kingdom) where she also worked as a volunteer in theatre and cinema at the Old Vic Tunnels. Anna had a break on her corporate career to be a full-time mother and, recently, returned to academia after being offered a place at the master’s programme of the Centre of Latin American Studies (CLAS) of the University of Cambridge.
We invite you all to watch our next CLAREC Whereabouts Seminar Series: “Teachers’ formative assessment of reading comprehension in Chile: challenges and opportunities” with CLAREC member Dr. Elisa de Padua. The seminar will take place Friday 4th of March 2022, at 2pm (UK time). Online and in-person at the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge, Cambridge.
In this event, Elisa de Padua will be presenting the results of her PhD project regarding the main challenges an opportunities that formative assessment practices face in Chile.
On line and in-person at the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge, Cambridge
The Zoom link will be sent to Eventbrite registrants one day before the event.
Elisa de Padua, MPsyc, Mphil, is an educational psychologist from Chile. Her career has focused in the devolpement of assessment at the national level and also al classroom level. She is a founder member of CLAREC and is currently working as the Pedagogical Cooridinator in SUMMA (the first Education Research and Innovation Laboratory for Latin America and the Caribbean). She is also the director of FEVED, the Chilean forum of professional working in educational assessment. In December 2021 she passed her PhD Viva at the University of Cambirdge.
We invite you all to watch our first ‘CLAREC Whereabouts Seminar Series’ of the year. ‘Play and Health: The Revolution of Paediatric Healthcare in Mexico’: A brief description of ‘Hospital Specialised Play’, its global status and the revolution towards ‘Child-Friendly Paediatric Healthcare’ in Latin-America with CLAREC member Paulina Pérez-Duarte, Paediatrician, Medical Anthropologist and PhD Student. The seminar took place Monday 7th of February 2022, at 2pm (UK time). Online and in-person at the MAB Auditorium – Faculty of Education, Homerton College, University of Cambridge, Cambridge.
Paulina Pérez-Duarte Mendiola, MD, MSc, is a clinical paediatrician and medical anthropologist. Her career has focused on improving the holistic outcomes of children’s health and addressing healthcare-inequalities. She completed her Paediatric Residency at ‘Children’s Hospital of Mexico Federico Gomez’ (HIMFG). She holds a Master’s degree in Medical Anthropology from University College London (UCL) where her research focused on the profound impact of ‘Play’ on sick-children’s development, learning and healthcare experiences. She has presented at conferences and published articles promoting hospitalised children’s human rights and the role of Health Play Specialist in the UK. She is Director of Development at Pediatric Potential Inc. Currently, as a ‘Play and Health’ researcher, she is a PhD Student at the PEDAL Hub (Play in Education, Development and Learning), within the University of Cambridge.
2021 marked the centenary of the birth of one of the greatest thinkers in education: Paulo Freire. The Cambridge Latin American Research in Education Collective (CLAREC) in collaboration with the Faculty of Education community and partner institutions, collectives and social movements will promote several academic and cultural activities to foster discussions around Freire’s work. Events took place between the 1st and 12th November, 2021. More information: https://clarec.org/freire/.
CLAREC member Javiera Marfan-Sanchez (@javimarfan) will present at the Real Centre Seminar Series on Tuesday, June 29 – 13:00–14:00 (new date). The discussion question is: “What can research from the global South tell us about educational accountability reforms’ success in addressing access and quality learning?” To sign up access Eventbrite.
About the REAL Centre: Education is at the heart of social transformation. It is a fundamental human right and has the potential to reduce poverty, empower women, improve health and drive economic growth. However, in some of the poorest parts of the world many children and young people are deprived of access to good quality education and denied the chance to learn and fulfill their potential. The Research for Equitable Access and Learning (REAL) Centre aims to pioneer research into overcoming barriers to education, such as poverty, gender, ethnicity, language and disability, and promote education as an engine for inclusive growth and sustainable development. Find out more about the REAL Centre and our key principles.
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 watch 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 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/
To watch this conversation, please access the video below. See the Q&A and chat of this event here.
CLAREC is pleased to invite you to the seminar regarding OECD, Governance, and PISA in the Mexican education system. The seminar is led by Dr Israel Moreno Salto, Cambridge alumnus, who 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.
To learn more about this seminar access the video below.
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.