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Friday, March 26 • 11:10am - 11:55am
Teaching for Now
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Future-oriented trends in education have become increasingly prominent in recent years. Typically, ideas of a future that will be radically different to our present state of affairs are used to convince educators that “everything must change”. We are told that we must focus on the learning required for jobs that don’t even exist yet. Moreover, these stories of the future world tend to imply a dismissing of not only the present, but also the past. The future is the next stop on the linear path we are travelling. Yet, the challenges of Covid-19 over the past year have been a reminder that the past, present and future are more deeply connected than many of these future-oriented educational discourses would have had us believe. How then do we respond? And what is the role of the teacher in this response?

In this presentation, we will aim to explore how we can start unlearning the common assumptions that so often drive global future-oriented educational practices, how we can re-focus on the present, and re-engage with the past. In other words: we will look at how we can re-learn, re-make and re-shape a purposeful education, right here and now.

Speakers
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Stephen Chatelier

Assistant Professor in the Department of International Education, Education University of Hong Kong
Dr. Stephen Chatelier is Assistant Professor in the Department of International Education at the Education University of Hong Kong
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Elke Van dermijnsbrugge

Lecturer in the Department of International Education, Education University of Hong Kong
Ms. Elke Van dermijnsbrugge is Lecturer in the Department of International Education at the Education University of Hong Kong and a PhD candidate in the Institute of Education at University College London


Friday March 26, 2021 11:10am - 11:55am KST
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