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Age of Minority: A taken-for-granted axis of exclusion

Fredag 28. januar 2022 kl. 10:00-12:00,
Zoom.

Discussing the implications of the UNCRC for research and education (with children) in Norway

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UNESCO Chair for Mangfold, inkludering og utdanning inviterer til nytt temaseminar med Tanu Biswas.

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Tanu Biswas

Tanu Biswas is associate professor in pedagogy at the University of Stavanger (Norway), co-speaker of the Network Gender, Queer, Intersectionality and Diversity Studies at the University of Bayreuth (Germany) and advisory board member of the Childism Institute of University of Rutgers (USA). She is currently exploring the educational value of children's activism for intergenerational climate justice for adults at the intersections of pedagogy, childism and decolonialism.

In this presentation, the speaker will introduce some basic premises of childhood studies and the emergence of childism. The childhood studies paradigm offers transformative theoretical and research tools to include children and childhood in society and scholarship. She will then introduce the notion of adultism which can be applied to understand the various ways in which one third of humanity i.e., children, are systematically marginalised. This case in point for understanding  adultism will be the contemporary struggle for intergenerational climate justice initiated by children in privileged countries. The presentation will end by presenting the implications of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child for research and education (with children) in Norway. Finally, the speaker and seminar participants will engage in an exploratory conversation on what the presented ideas could mean for the daily lives of teachers and pupils in Norwegian schools.

Opplegg for seminaret

Etter at Tanu har gjennomført sin presentasjon, vil det åpnes for diskusjon av de spørsmål som foredraget tar opp. Møtet arrangeres på Zoom denne gang. Selv om Tanu presenterer på engelsk er det ingen problemer å delta på norsk, hun snakker godt norsk

Vil du være med på dette seminaret?

Ta kontakt med professor Geir Skeie på geir.skeie@uis.no, så inviterer han deg inn i Zoom-møtet.