Universität Wien FIND

240094 SE VM4 / VM8 - Anti-oppressive Education, Power, and Racism (2019S)

Continuous assessment of course work
BDG

Details

max. 25 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Tuesday 19.03. 16:00 - 19:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-03
Tuesday 02.04. 16:00 - 19:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-03
Tuesday 30.04. 16:00 - 19:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-03
Tuesday 14.05. 16:00 - 19:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-03
Tuesday 28.05. 16:00 - 19:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-03
Tuesday 18.06. 16:00 - 19:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-03

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Which role does power play in educational contexts? How does it impact individual and collective learning processes? And what should we – students, trainers, facilitators – consider, challenge, or shape it?
In the following course, we will deal with power on different levels in the context of education and focus especially on the dimension of racism. We will develop a theoretical understanding of racism, prejudice, and power in the context of what could be termed ‘social justice education’. Building on background knowledge on the structural implications of racism in education, we will deal with different approaches to anti-racist and anti-oppressive pedagogy in theory and practice. Part of our engagement will be the challenge to develop a profound, nuanced understanding of our own involvement in oppression and racism. Students will enhance the complexity of their own conceptualizations of racism and power in order to lay ground for a journey of reflective educational practice, working against racism and other systems of oppression.
Students will be expected to engage actively in the course, both by preparing readings in advance and by participating in discussions, exercises, and reflections. In addition to short written contributions, a final paper should be written about the individual topic of choice, developed in the course of the semester.

Assessment and permitted materials

Regular attendance, active participation in discussions and presentations of peers
Presentation and discussion of own work in progress
Short written homework, final course paper

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Regular attendance, active participation in discussions and presentations of peers
Presentation and discussion of own work in progress
Short written homework, final course paper

Examination topics

Reading list

Obligatory and optional readings will be introduced in the first class.

Association in the course directory

VM4 / VM8

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