2 October 2014 – Learning Pathways through Changing Places: Exploring the Global

September 29th, 2014 by

Learning Pathways through Changing Places:
Exploring the Global

Thursday 2nd October, 3pm to 6pm; Nihon Room, Pembroke College:

Faculty of Education and Division of Social Anthropology

Introduction: Dr Richard Irvine discusses cross-cultural element and initial findings of the pilot study

Part 1: UK

Hildegard Diemberger discusses the Skype cross-cultural exchange between primary schools in Nepal, Italy and East Cambridgeshire followed by Q and A.

Chair: Richard Irvine


Zulfikar Sarkit  and Amaraa Dorj discuss Education and Change in Mongolia followed by Q and A.

Chair: David Sneath

Part 3: ALASKA

Jana Harcharek is an Inupiaq woman from Barrow, Alaska with decades of experience thinking about the intersections between Inupiaq and Western ways of knowing as they come together in the classroom and the importance for young people to have Inupiaq forms of learning validated.  She has worked with Inupiaq teachers from the North Slope Borough primary and secondary schools to design curricula which reflect Inupiaq modes of learning and knowing.  She will discuss some of the ways her experiences have helped to open up new pathways for learning and teaching.  The talk will be followed by Q and A.

Chair: Barbara Bodenhorn

Part 4: FILM – ONE HOME: The Alaska-Mexico Interchange

Between 2006 and 2011 young people from indigenous communities on the North Slope of Alaska, the Sierra Norte of Oaxaca (Mexico) and the Purepecha region of Michoacan had the opportunity to live together for a month (alternate years in Alaska and Mexico) learning about their respective environments from elders, scientists, resource managers, host families, and each other. Corey Ahnangnatoguk, a young Inupiaq (Eskimo) man made a film about this experience from his perspective. The words, music, and images are his but he has been mentored of by Dustinn Craig, a Native American film-maker from Arizona. The film is a personal exploration of an intense, alternative educational experience which was transformative for many of the young participants. The showing will be followed by Q and A.

Chair: Barbara Bodenhorn

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