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Thinking, Childhood and Time – Contemporary Perspectives on the Politics of Education

December 7, 2022 @ 2:45 pm - 4:15 pm


When: Wednesday, December 7 from 2:45 – 4:15 PM

Where: PCN 1302, Ponderosa Commons North Building

In-person. No registration required.

Based on the recently published book of the same name, this discussion acknowledges Hannah Arendt’s notion that every child brings a new beginning into the world and delves into how educators can be more responsive to the Otherness that childhood offers. The panelists explore childhood as a philosophical concept in children, adults, and even beyond human beings—childhood as a (forgotten) dimension of the world. They also argue that a pedagogy that does not aim for an “exodus of childhood” but rather responds to the arrival of a new human being responsibly (dialogically) fosters a deeper appreciation of the newness that children bring in order to sensitize us to our own childhood as adults and allows us to welcome other forms of childhood in the world.

The Speakers:

Dr. Walter Kohan – Professor at State University of Rio de Janeiro and author or the book Paulo Freire: A philosophical biography

Dr. Barbara Weber (chair) –  Associate professor and ISGP Chair, UBC

Dr. Iris Berger – Assistant Professor of Teaching, Department of Language and Literacy Education and ECE Programs, Faculty of Education, UBC

Dr. Cristina Delgado Vintimilla – Assistant professor at York University and a pedagogista within the Italian tradition


December 7, 2022
2:45 pm - 4:15 pm
Ponderosa Commons North (Oak and Cedar Houses)
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Interdisciplinary Studies Graduate Program