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Using the pluriverse concept to critique Eurocentrism in education


McLeod, K and Moore, R and Robinson, D and Ozkul, D and Ciftci, S and Vincent, K, Using the pluriverse concept to critique Eurocentrism in education, Proceedings of the 2022 Australian Association for Research in Education Conference, 27 November - 01 December 2022, University of South Australia, pp. 1 piece- abstract. (2022) [Conference Extract]

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It is widely acknowledged that teachers need to interrogate and transform how Eurocentrism underpins educational practice. This presentation argues that teachers can actively engage with decolonial frameworks and concepts to productively expose how Eurocentric categories of thought shape teaching practice and curriculum. This presentation describe how six teachers "walked with" the decolonial concept of the pluriverse (a sense of multiple coexisting differences) during collaborative reflections about our teaching. Our research processes drew on the principles of collaborative, reflective practice. We co-participated in conversations, which aimed to collectively explore how the pluriverse concept intersected with our teaching and undertook qualitative coanalysis of themes emerging across these dialogues. The presentation outlines how employing the pluriverse concept as a companion to our reflective process enabled us to ask critical questions about Eurocentrism in our teaching practice and content. Our questioning, in turn, generated principles for embedding the pluriverse in the curriculum, pedagogical approaches, and teacher dispositions. The paper discusses what enables and hinders the pluriverse being embedded in curriculum materials and classroom activities and the limitations of our activities in relation to the broader project of decolonising pedagogy.

Item Details

Item Type:Conference Extract
Keywords:pluriverse, pedagogy, decolonisation, reflective practice
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and pedagogy
Research Field:Curriculum and pedagogy theory and development
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in education
UTAS Author:McLeod, K (Dr Kim McLeod)
UTAS Author:Moore, R (Mr Richard Moore)
UTAS Author:Robinson, D (Mr Duncan Robinson)
UTAS Author:Vincent, K (Dr Kate Vincent)
ID Code:155126
Year Published:2022
Deposited By:Office of the School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2023-01-30
Last Modified:2023-01-31

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