Open Schooling conference

Visiting Lecturer at USP, Senior Consultant at ASE-UK and Research Fellow at the Open University
Aug. 4, 2021

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Open Schooling conference

  1. Emancipatory fun in education for sustainability The 6th International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on the Dialogue between Sciences & Arts, Religion & Education, THE LIMITS OF SCIENCE AND HUMAN KNOWLEDGE Alexandra Okada
  2. “All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree…
  3. …All these aspirations are directed toward ennobling (hu)man's life, lifting it from the sphere of mere physical existence and leading the individual toward freedom." Einstein
  4. A tree to guide humans towards freedom won’t be enough.
  5. The 21st century needs “fruitful forestry” to lift the world toward a delightful freedom that is responsibly sustainable.
  6. Forestry is to highlight knowledge for sustainable freedom “the science and craft of creating, managing, planting, using, conserving and repairing forests, woodlands, and associated resources for human and environmental benefits”
  7. Many trees of life have been drawn since Darwin published On the Origin of Species in 1859. One of the first was by renowned German naturalist and embryologist Ernst Haeckel (1834-1919). He published this tree in his book The Evolution of Man (1879). Tree of Life by Ernst Haeckel
  8. The Evogeneao Tree of Life diagram inspired by Dr. Richard Dawkins’ wonderful book The Ancestor's Tale The smallest branches are help to suggest the effect of mass extinctions on diversity, and changes in diversity through time.
  9. Humans are destroying nature at an unprecedented rate
  10. “Climate change undermines the enjoyment of the full range of human rights – from the right to life, to food, to shelter and to health. It is an injustice that the people who have contributed least to the causes of the problem suffer the worst impacts of climate change.” Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
  11. Watching the world burn © 2021 Environmental Investigation Agency UK In 2020 there were 58,950 wildfires compared with 50,477 in 2019, according to the National Interagency Fire Center. About 10.1 million acres were burned in 2020, compared with 4.7 million acres in 2019.
  12. INDIA: a student isolated on a tree during 11 days Brazil: a Student find better wifi to study on a tree Pandemic and its devastating impact in Education High Learning disruption, global digital devide, increased dropout rates and extreme inequality gap.
  13. Percentage of girls and women with no primary education From: Mapping disparities in education across low- and middle-income countries aged 15–49 years in 2017
  14. Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) is a key approach to ensure the alignment between Societal needs and Scientific Advances
  15. Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) promotes Science for and with society engaging schools, universities, enterprises, civil society, and policy makers
  16. People of many different faiths live side by side. Yet, literature is limited about pedagogical practices that articulate sciences, arts culture & religion for sustainability Contemporary societies are multicultural
  17. At Primary Education, pupils should be exposed to the vast diversity of religious and ethnic identities, to develop mutual respect engaged in a multicultural world and valuing nature conservation with enthusiasm. Multicultural awareness Voice own views respectfully Enthusiasm
  18. At Secondary Education, students should experience a variety of single-multi-inter-trans- disciplinary activities with engagement Engaging activities for students to reflect on the nuances of disciplinary knowledge will be useful to explore the overlaps, conflicts and limits with critical and creative thinking Open Schooling will provide opportunities for youth to extend their knowledge develop skills in context with real-life problems in cooperation with experts and community who may have different cultures and worldviews. Engagement Evidence-based decisions Critical Creative Thinking
  19. At Higher Education, undergraduates and postgraduates should expand metacognitive knowledge, skills, and awareness of distorted perspectives/social norm and reinforced through the economic, political, social, health, religious, educational, occupational, and family context. Reassessing once held presuppositions, ways of understanding, or foundational beliefs for the transformed perspectives and act based on new evaluations is the core of emancipatory education to read/identify the world issues and intervene/innovate responsibly and responsive with authentic enjoyment to shape a desirable and sustainably future for everyoned including the next generations. towards a sustainable enjoyable freedom RRI Sustainability Enjoyment
  20. Butterfly of fun was conceptualised with educators and learners to promote engagement, enthusiasm and enjoyment in education Okada, 2020
  21. CO2 Teachers’ educators Teacher Students Communities / Families Science Professionals Open schooling is designed to enable students to identify real word issues and discuss solutions through fun participatory science with and for society
  22. Emancipatory fun in education for sustainability The more methodically rigorous I become in my search and teaching, the happier I feel and hopeful too. Joy does not only come to discovery but is part of the search process. And teaching and learning cannot take place outside of search, outside of beauty and joy.