Through Other Eyes

Status: Current

Māori Relevant Content: No

Project Abstract

Through Other Eyes is hosted by Global Education Derby in partnership with the Centre for the Study of Social and Global Justice at the University of Nottingham.

The aim of this project is the development of a free online programme of study for teachers in order to build a set of tools for an ethical engagement with indigenous knowledges that will enhance equity in North-South dialogue and set a practical and theoretically sound framework for the introduction of global perspectives in the classroom.

The objective is to develop an instructional design and methodology to support trainee teachers and teachers in understanding the cultural logics (systems of meaning and representation) of specific indigenous groups in order to enable them to read how these groups interpret issues related to development, poverty eradication and their relationship with the environment. This cross-cultural activity should also support teachers in identifying the origins of their own perceptions and cultural logics (their values and assumptions), developing self-reflexivity and enabling them to re-evaluate these systems in order to understand their position in the global context and to learn from other local ways of knowing and seeing.

Researchers - UC Staff

  • Vanessa de Oliveira Andreotti: Associate Investigator; School of Māori, Social and Cultural Studies in Education

Researchers - Non-UC Staff

  • Lynn Mario de Souza: Associate Investigator; Sao Paulo University, Brazil

Subject Area: Disciplines