In 2021/2022 we will continue to host our reading group meetings online. This year we will build on the 2021 Annual Lecture and explore the theme of decolonising education through our senses.
We welcome new members. If you would like to join the group then please email Jennifer Fraser, University of Westminster (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dale Mineshima-Lowe (email@example.com). If you face any access barriers or require accessibility information, please let us know so that we can support your participation. If you are new to the group or have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Tuesday 19 October 2021, 3:30-5:00 (online)
We will discuss Dr Bettina Love’s TedXUGA talk ‘Hip Hop, Grit and Academic Success’
Tuesday 7 December 2021, 3:30-5:00 (online)
Juliet Hess, 2020, Towards a (Self)-Compassionate Music Education: Affirmative Politics, Self-Compassion and Anti-Oppression, Philosophy of Music Education Review, 28 (2), pp. 47-68.
Wednesday 23 February, 1:00-2:30 (online)
We will read a short excerpt from Leanne Betasamosake Simpson’s As We Have Always Done (2017) using a contemplative reading practice described by Barzebat and Bush (2014). The aim of this meeting is to sit with and give our full attention to Simpson’s words. You do not have to prepare anything beforehand for this meeting, but if you would like to review the reading or the instructions for contemplative reading please contact Jennifer.
Wednesday 30 March, 1:00-2:30 (online)
We will be joined by Dr Deanne Bell (Nottingham Trent University) for a session titled ‘Sense and Sensibilities of Decoloniality in the Classroom’ in which we will discuss her forthcoming article ‘Occupy the Classroom Radically’. A copy fo the reading and further details will be available closer to the time.