Workshop on: "Crafting an Alternative Space: Student-centered Pedagogical Strategies in Transnational Environments" hosted by Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona MAP chapter, at June 11, 2020, at 9:00 AM Pacific time/noon Eastern time/6:00 PM Central European time
The aim of this workshop is to put forward strategies to create an impactful student-based curriculum that takes into account the historical, social, political, and economic specificities of learning environments. The workshop, hosted by members of the MAP chapter at UAB (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona), will explore how the group has functioned throughout its first active semester. The UAB MAP chapter consists of a Spanish-speaking group of students who come from different backgrounds across Spain and South-America. The first MAP reading group, devoted to Decolonialism and Philosophy, attempted to introduce into the syllabus issues that shaped and affected the students’ context and the way they take part in it. We will discuss how Decolonialism can act as more than a theoretical critical approach, becoming a methodology to understand the apparatus of education. From the context of UAB, we will also put forward questions of how we inhabit Higher Education institutions outside the English-speaking hegemony, and how this exteriority affects our reading lists.