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Keynote Information

Dr Rowena Azada-Palacios

Dr Rowena Azada-Palacios is an assistant professor of philosophy at Ateneo de Manila University, where she has taught for more than 20 years, and an associate lecturer at London Metropolitan University, New York University – London, and University College London. Her scholarship in educational philosophy draws from anti-colonial political thought and the Continental tradition to address questions about power, politics, identity, justice, and the pedagogical relationship.

She has recently been involved in interdisciplinary collaborations that have examined teaching for social justice in different national contexts, and in philosophical collaborations seeking to advance decolonial approaches to critical social theory. 

Her forthcoming book, Postcolonial Education and National Identity: An Arendtian Reimagination, will be published later this year by Bloomsbury Academic. Rowena is the founding chair of the Philippine Society of Education and Philosophy (PhilSEP), a founding member of the Philippine network Women Doing Philosophy, and a former board member of the Philosophical Association of the Philippines.

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Professor Michalinos Zembylas

Professor Michalinos Zembylas is Professor of Educational Theory and Curriculum Studies at the Open University of Cyprus, Honorary Professor at Nelson Mandela University, South Africa, and Adjunct Professor at the University of South Australia. He holds a Commonwealth of Learning (COL) Chair for 2023-2026. He has written extensively on emotion and affect in education, particularly in relation to social justice, decolonization and politics.

His latest books are: Responsibility, Privileged Irresponsibility and Response-ability in Contemporary Times: Higher Education, Coloniality and Ecological Damage (co-authored with Vivienne Bozalek), and Working with Theories of Refusal and Decolonization in Higher Education (co-edited with Petra Mikulan).

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Professor Sabelo Ndlovu-Gatsheni

Professor Sabelo Ndlovu-Gatsheni is currently Professor and Chair of Epistemologies of the Global South with Emphasis on Africa and Vice-Dean of Research in the Africa Multiple Cluster of Excellence at the University of Bayreuth in Germany; Professor Extraordinarius in the Department of Leadership and Transformation (DLT) in the Principal & Vice-Chancellor’s Office at the University of South Africa (UNISA); Professor Extraordinarius at the Centre for Gender and African Studies at the University of Free State (UFS) in South Africa; Honorary
Professor in the School of Education (Education & Development Studies) at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) in South Africa; Research Associate at the Ali Mazrui Centre for Higher Education at the University of Johannesburg (UJ) in South Africa; Research Associate at the Department of Political Science at the University of Pretoria (UP) in South Africa; and Research Associate at The Ferguson Centre for African and Asian Studies at The Open University in the United Kingdom.

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Programme Outline

Day 1 – 7th August 2024

08:30 – 09:30Registration  
09:30 – 10:30Opening Ceremony & Welcome  

Sharon Todd, INPE President, Maynooth University  
Amanda Fulford, Conference Organizer, Edge Hill University  
Nuraan Davids, Programme Chair, Stellenbosch University    
10:30 – 11:00Tea & coffee  
11:00 – 12:30Keynote Address 1

Dr Rowena Azada-Palacios
Can we teach philosophically about unspeakable human suffering?  

12:30 – 13:30Lunch  
13:30 – 15:00  Parallel sessions 1:  

1. Concurrent Papers

Jinxi Xu, Cambridge University
The normalisation power of Commensuration: How Did University Ranking and Rating Programmes Manipulate Universities?  

Naoko Saito, Kyoto University
Human bonds reconsidered: Acknowledgement beyond care and social justice  

A. Working Papers

David Locke, Edge Hill University
Gabriel Marcel, Availability, and ‘Belonging’ in Higher Education  

Elizabeth Meade, Maynooth University
Reawakening our Ethical Freedom; Forging a sense of Belonging through Community of Philosophical Inquiry  
Nele Kuhlmann, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena
Learning to Talk to the “Other” – Postfoundational Perspectives on Emotions in Argumentation Trainings against Right-Wing Populism  
 1. Symposium/Round table

Carola Boehm, Staffordshire University; Thushari Welikala, St George’s University of London; Arinola Adefila, Staffordshire University
Whiteness, privilege continuum and University 3.0: Contemplating EDI, its language and existing associated structural disadvantages  
15:00 – 16:30Parallel sessions 2:  

2. Concurrent Papers

Ruth Heilbronn, UCL Institute of Education
What does it mean to decolonise the curriculum: is it possible?  

Halil Ibrahim ARPA , University of Bayreuth
Reconsidering education with postcolonial stories: A subversion of historical narratives  

B. Working Papers

Lilija Duobliene, Vilnius university
To be a nomad in the postcolonial world: Between missing a native land and creating an ecological Earth  

Saulat Pervez ,International Institute of Islamic Thought
Importance of Language in Centering Aims of Education in a Postcolonial World  

Nopparat Ruankool, University College London
Shatter Zone of the Mind: Education Beyond the Epistemic Boundary of Thainess  
 2. Symposium/Round table

Sarah Stitzlein,University of Cincinnati; Veli-Mikko Kauppi, University of Oulu; Liat Ariel, The Hebrew University;   Amy Shuffelton, Loyola University Chicago
It Feels True to Us: Belief Formation, Political Polarization, and Controversy
16:45 – onwardsWelcoming Reception  
18:00 – 19:30Filming Screening (optional)  

Day 2 – 8th August 2024

09:00 – 10:30Parallel sessions 3  

3. Concurrent Papers

Lynda Stone, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
African American Borrowings for Democracy, Within Histories and Politics of Racism, Colonialism, and White Supremacy  

Noemi Bartolucci
The Place of Memory: race, belonging and Bildung in the North American African diaspora  

C. Working Papers

Hirotaka Sugita, Hiroshima University
Beyond Person-Centric Education: Towards Postcolonial Reflections on the Dispositif of the Person from Japanese Indigenous Insights  

Maria Casas Banares, University of Madrid
Being above to be. Education and cultural identity  

Thushari Welikali, St George’s University of London
Reconfiguring Difference through Different World Views: A Decolonial Approach to Facilitating Cultural Connections  

D. Working Papers

Joff P. N. Bradley, Teikyo University
On the pedagogy of anarchism: ignorance, indecision, and the inexplicable  

Judith Terblanche, Milpark Education
Transformative learning journeys: The be-in(g) of the teacher-self as a catalyst for belonging  

Soyoung Lee, Pusan National University
An ethic of listening: to the wounds and silence  
 3. Symposium/Round Table

Janet Orchard, University of Bristol; Gerry Dunne; Nuraan Davids, Stellenbosch University
Beyond Epistemic Bubbles and Echo Chambers: Global perspectives on philosophy in teacher education  
10:30 – 11:00Tea & coffee  
11:00 – 12:30Keynote Address 2:
The Terence H. McLaughlin lecture

Prof Michalinos Zembylas
Recovering Anticolonialism as an Intellectual and Political Project in Philosophy of Education  

12:30 – 13:30Lunch  
1400 – 19:30  Cultural event  

Day 3- 9th August 2024

09:00 – 10:30Parallel sessions 4  

4. Concurrent Papers

Sharon Todd, Maynooth University
Black Swan Pedagogy: Remnant Ecologies and Navigating the Difficulties of Disruption and Loss Beyond Modernity/Coloniality

Lynn de Jonghe, Edge Hill University
Truth under attack: Talking past each other in a polarized society  

E. Working Papers

Amanda Fulford & Naomi Hodgson, Edge Hill University
Supporting research development between north and south  

Choi Jin, Daegu University of Education
The Translation of East Asian educational philosopher as Correspondence – from a new material perspective  

Samuel Mendonça, Pontifical Catholic University of Campinas
Ethics, philosophical popular education for the sustainable  development  
 4. Symposium/Round Table

SunInn Yun, Incheon National University; Hiromi Ozaki Toyo Eiwa University; Rowena A. Azada Palacios, Ateneo de Manila University; Seung-hyun Choi Chungbuk National University
‘Why Fish Don’t Exist’: Postcolonial Quests for Education from Asia  
10:30 – 11:00Tea & coffee  
11.00 – 12.30    Keynote Address 3

Prof Sabelo Ndlovu-Gatsheni
The Battles of Ideas in Contemporary Politics of Knowledge: Reflections from Decolonial Perspective     

12:30 – 14:00Lunch & Networking  
14:00 – 15:30Parallel Sessions 5  

5. Concurrent Papers

Kai Horsthemke
Epistemic reparations and postcolonial pedagogy  

Ivan Zamotkin, University of Oulu
Democratic Education as a Matter of Civility: Retrieving Arendt’s Institutionalism via Balibar”  

F. Working Papers

Oliver Mutanga
Navigating academic ‘migration’ in Zimbabwe: Integrating Ubuntu philosophy  

Precious Simba, Stellenbosch University
A feminist critique of ubuntu as a philosophy of education  

Renato Huarte Cuéllar, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Is there a Philosophy of Education in Latin America?  
15:30 – 16:00Tea & coffee  
16:00 – 17:30INPE Business Meeting  
19:00 – 21:00Conference Dinner  

Day 4 – 10th August 2024

09:00 – 10:30Parallel Sessions 6  

6.Concurrent Papers

David Lewin, Strathclyde University Scotland
Does Bildung offer a singular purpose for Religion/Worldviews Education?  

Annie Schultz, Flagler College
Vestiges of Sublime Visuality: Colonial Pasts and Presence in Nature-Based Edutainment  

G. Working Papers

Maggie O’Neill, University of Gothenburg
Reading abolitionism and educational philosophy through each other: beyond carceral logics in education  

Heather Marshall, Edge Hill University
Philosophical Foundations of Decolonising Veganism: Bridging Food Sovereignty with Postcolonial Education  
10:30 – 11:00 Tea & coffee  
11:00 – 12:30Parallel Sessions 7  

7. Concurrent Papers

Carl Anders Säfström, Maynooth University
When the Plants talk back! Teaching in response to a call from elsewhere  

Kai Wortmann & Anne Lill, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität
Can the Educational Actors speak – and are We able to listen? The issue of inequality between researchers and the researched  

Abigail Branford, Oxford School of Global and Area Studies
Empire’s Balance Sheet as Discursive Formation:  Learning about the British Empire in English Secondary Schools

H. Working Papers

Fabiola Santana, Lock Haven University
Care as a decolonising tool in performance making practice through Cranio-sacral Therapy applications  

Naomi Hodgson, Edge Hill University; Stefan Ramaekers, KU Leuven
Insta-parenting and the promise of an inclusive community  

Bianca Thoilliez Ruano, Autonomous University of Madrid
Education as a decolonial experience? An exploratory literary investigation  
 7. Symposium/Round Table

Francisco A. Medina, The Graduate Center CUNY; Marjorine Henriquez-Castillo, Department Lehman College CUNY; Kushya Sugarman, The Graduate Center CUNY; Mariatere Tapias, The Graduate Center CUNY
Toward Relational Onto-Epistemologies in the College Classroom and Beyond  
12:30 – 13:00Closing ceremony Sharon Todd; Amanda Fulford; Nuraan Davids  
13:00 – 13:30  Lunch  
13:30 – 14:00Board to meet new President  

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