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ERIC Number: EJ1175716
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 27
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1071-4413
A Transformative Pedagogy for a Decolonial World
Fujino, Diane C.; Gomez, Jonathan D.; Lezra, Esther; Lipsitz, George; Mitchell, Jordan; Fonseca, James
Review of Education, Pedagogy & Cultural Studies, v40 n2 p69-95 2018
The Transformative Pedagogy Project (TPP) at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), is an interdisciplinary and intergenerational learning community seeking to develop ways of knowing and ways of being that do not only augment individual and collective understanding of social structures and social relations, but also transform them through collective analysis and action. The TPP is a decolonial practice of being within the university and in communities beyond the classroom. It transgresses boundaries that the university as an institution often unwittingly places between students and the aggrieved communities from which they come. The TPP encourages problem-based and project-based learning, where one of the problems to be studied is the question of what constitutes knowledge itself and the aims and interests of the institution that claims to be its gatekeeper. The objects of knowledge and the issues on which the authors focus--even the process of identifying what we consider important to know--emerge from a place of lived vulnerability and hence require a sense of mutual trust and listening. The articulation of a problem, challenge, or question is often even more valuable than the subsequent analysis because we seek to generate a conversation among active and aware interlocutors. The authors aim to advance a process of collective, collaborative co-creation that enables the disruption of the normative ways of acquiring knowledge in academia that dictate what the "right" questions are or which are the "right" ways of answering them.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California (Santa Barbara); Louisiana (New Orleans)
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