Prof Murris will start by presenting a manifesto for a posthuman reconfiguration of the human through the child. An animated cartoon will illustrate how Western ontologies, linear time and a binary logic of progression have positioned education at the heart of a civilising process (‘Culture’) to develop the wild and ignorant young human (‘Nature’) into becoming ‘fully-human’, whether as individuals or as species. She will then joined by colleagues Rose-Anne Reynolds and Joanne Peers to demonstrate some implications for de/colonising teacher education.
THE VICE-CHANCELLOR, PROFESSOR MAMOKGETHI PHAKENG, INVITES YOU TO THE INAUGURAL LECTURE BY PROF KARIN MURRIS
Karin Murris is Professor of Pedagogy and Philosophy at the School of Education. She is an internationally renowned scholar in the field of Philosophy with Children, Childhood Studies and Philosophy of Education. Her current Early Years (0-8) research and work as teacher educator is grounded in academic philosophy as her discipline. She is Principal Investigator of the NRF funded Decolonising Early Childhood Discourses: Critical Posthumanism in Higher Education research project: www.decolonizingchildhood.org.
Date: Wednesday, 5 September 2018 Time: Doors open at 17:00, Lecture starts promptly at 17:30 Venue: Kramer Law Building, Lecture Theatre 2, Middle Campus, University of Cape Town
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