Erasmus+ Incoming Mobility Sessions: Educational Sciences, Comparative Education. [10-11/05/2022] - Ανοικτό Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου - Open University of Cyprus

Erasmus+ Incoming Mobility Sessions: Educational Sciences, Comparative Education. [10-11/05/2022]

The Open University of Cyprus and the Postgraduate Programme "Educational Sciences" have the honor to host Dr Sharon Stein and Dr Petra Mikulan of the Department of Educational Studies of the University of British Columbia (Canada). Both professors are visiting OUC in the context of the Erasmus+ International Mobility Programme.

Two of their lectures will be public, and of interest to students and graduates of educational sciences, researchers, practitioners, primary and secondary teachers, as well as university professors in related fields.

On Tuesday May 10, 2022, Dr Petra Mikulan will address the topic of "Time and Education against oppression". Dr. Petra Mikulan currently teaches educational foundations, curriculum theory and educational ethics in the Department of Educational Studies at the University of British Columbia, where she completed SSHRC and Killam funded postdoctoral fellowship. Her work addresses transdisciplinary intersections between ideas of vitalism and life as they pertain to ethics, feminist race theory, bioinformatics, and post-qualitative reading. In her talk she addresses decolonization of time in education as a viable political ethics that wagers in the name of future possibles not already governed by extractive politics of colonial progress and oppressive regimes of knowing and doing, and contribute to ongoing debates about the implications of our theoretical choices for enriching educational study and pedagogies.

On Wednesday May 11, 2022, Dr Sharon Stein will deliver a lecture entitled "Pedagogies for Confronting Social and Ecological Challenges". Dr Stein is Assistant Professor of the Department of Educational Studies at the University of British Columbia. Her research brings critical and decolonial perspectives to the study and practice of internationalization, decolonization, and sustainability in higher education. This seminar will provide an overview of Dr. Stein's research about higher education, in particular her collaborative work as part of the Gesturing Towards Decolonial Futures Research Collective. While universities often frame themselves as best positioned to prepare young people to address contemporary social and ecological challenges, most were founded and developed in a very different context than the present, and as such, they are not necessarily equipped to prepare students to face today’s challenges in socially relevant and accountable ways. Universities rarely create spaces for conversations that do not offer guaranteed hope, feel-good solutions, and the promise of a “better future” .

Both lectures will start at 18:00 EEST, and will be broadcasted live through the OUC eLearning platform through this web link:

Registration for certificates of attendance:

More information: HERE