Writing Workshops for Emerging African Researchers in EdTech
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About the workshop series
In collaboration with emerge Africa, we are pleased to offer this series of four writing workshops with EdTech experts, designed for researchers and packed with practical tips. The workshops are particularly aimed at emerging African EdTech researchers.
In a context where Sub-Saharan African education systems, economic systems, governmental systems, academia, and the region itself continue to experience the legacies of colonisation, this workshop series seeks to create and support a sustainable and critical community of emerging researchers, research-practitioners and academics in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), with a focus on the field of Education Technology (EdTech) in order to:
- address the colonial issues embedded in the field of EdTech, and academic publishing systems and processes whereby epistemic orthodoxy systematically excludes non-Western epistemological, ontological, and methodological practices, and;
- produce ground-breaking work that will catalyse distinctively African educational scholarship, voices, thoughts, experiences and agendas.
The application process for these workshops is now closed, but the resources and course recordings are accessible to everyone. The workshops are targeted at emerging researchers or research practitioners from Sub-Saharan Africa, specifically focusing on various aspects related to education. These include education technologies, critical pedagogies, decolonising education, decolonising edtech, education and social justice, digital inclusion and digital rights in education, edtech and power.
Objectives of the writing workshops series
- To create and support a sustainable and critical community of emerging academics in Sub-Saharan Africa concerned with the topic of Decolonising Educational Technology.
- Enable participants to submit high-quality papers to journals on educational technology such as – but not limited to – the UNESCO Chair Special Edition on Decolonising Education Technology.