Advancing Social Justice through Open Educational Practices

Open educational practices (OEP) encompass the creation, adaptation, and adoption of open educational resources (OER) as well as the embrace of inclusive open pedagogies in which students are empowered as co-creators of knowledge. OEP represent a truly learner-centered approach to education that seeks to radically enhance both agency and access. This learning lab will draw on a typology of OEP, giving examples of practices across a continuum of openness and along three axes: from content-centric to process-centric, teacher-centric to learner-centric, and practices that are primarily for pedagogical purposes to primarily for social justice. This will be followed with a critical analysis and application that draws on Hodgkinson-Williams and Trotter’s (2018) conceptual framework to explore the ways in which the use/impact of OEP might be considered socially just, including with regard for whom and in which contexts OEP can (i) support social justice along economic, cultural and political dimensions, and (ii) do so in transformative, ameliorative, neutral or even negative ways. This typology and framework will analyse specific process-centric forms of OEP including but not limited to collaborative annotation, Wikipedia editing, public scholarship, and learner-created OER. Participants will be encouraged to share and critically reflect on their own approach to OEP.

Info

:eye_in_speech_bubble: Presented by:: Rajiv Jhangiani
:sun: Conference Track: Learning Lab
:spiral_calendar: Track Date/Time: 2022-05-25T12:00:00Z (your local time)
:speech_balloon: Language: English
:calling: Pretalx link: Advancing Social Justice through Open Educational Practices :: Open Education Global 2022 :: pretalx

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