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Critical Pedagogy and Open Data as means for educating to social cohesion


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A presentation @jatenas, @fabionascimbeni and I presented at #OER17 - based on our paper

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Critical Pedagogy and Open Data as means for educating to social cohesion

  1. 1. Critical Pedagogy and Open Data as Means for Educating to Social Cohesion as an Answer to the Migrant crisis Annalisa Manca @annalisamanca Javiera Atenas @jatenas Fabio Nascimbeni @fabionascimbeni Chiara Ciociola @chiaracio
  2. 2. New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants Since earliest times, humanity has been on the move. Some people move in search of new economic opportunities and horizons. Others move to escape armed conflict, poverty, food insecurity, persecution, terrorism, or human rights violations and abuses (I) Large movements of refugees and migrants have political, economic, social, developmental, humanitarian and human rights ramifications, which cross all borders. These are global phenomena that call for global approaches and global solutions (VII)
  3. 3. “Refugees have skills, ideas, hopes and dreams… They are also tough, resilient and creative, with the energy and drive to shape their own destinies, given the chance.” UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi
  4. 4. When I was a student, the wars I read about in history books always had a winner and a loser. But no one is winning the wars of today. António Guterres, 2014
  5. 5. We live in the age of the refugee, the age of the exile. Ariel Dorfman
  6. 6. Open Data analysis can uncover socio-cultural and power dynamics Open Data [can be] basis for research-based learning activities that can contribute to the development of students’ transversal skills and field-specific competences Atenas & Havemann (2015)
  7. 7. All those educational experiences promoting transformation and empowerment Zembylas, 2013 Pedagogy is not about training, it is about critically educating people to be self reflective, capable of critically address their relationship with others and with the larger world. Pedagogy in this sense provides not only important critical and intellectual competencies; it also enables people to intervene critically in the world. Henry Giroux
  8. 8. Objectives: Promote the use of OD in schools (monitoring the effectiveness of public investment) Educational outcomes: Develop civic awareness Engagement with local communities Understand and interpret raw data Transversal skills
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  10. 10. Open Data represent a window on contemporary World issues
  11. 11. No pedagogy which is truly liberating can remain distant from the oppressed by treating them as unfortunates and by presenting for their emulation models from among the oppressors. The oppressed must be their own example in the struggle for their redemption. Freire, 1970
  12. 12. Link to paper: