Pedagogies of reconciliation: challenging social injustice and forging new social pacts


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Presenter:  Fernando Serrano-Amaya, Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Education and Social Work, The University of Sydney

Date: Sep 13, 2017

Time: 10:30am to 11:30am

Contact person:  Northern Institute
T: 08 8946 7468
E: thenortherninstitute@cdu.edu.au

Location:  Northern Institute, Yellow Building 1, Level 2, Room 48 (Savanna Room)

Target audience:  Open To The Public - All Welcome

Abstract
In this paper, Fernando Serrano-Amaya will present the first stage of a research project on the teaching of reconciliation. The purposes of this project are,

  1. to map the educational practices currently used to support reconciliation, focussing on the cases of South Africa and Latin America;
  2. to develop a conceptual analysis of reconciliation as education, building on contemporary work in peace education;
  3. to develop a framework for policy development in this field.

Two specific features of this project will distinguish it from previous work on peace and education. First, it will take forward the emphasis in his previous research on the gender dimension in social conflict and peacemaking. Second, the project will involve a comparison between two important cases of reconciliation projects which are well known, but rarely considered together: South Africa and Colombia. Reflection on Australia´s experience on promoting reconciliation will be useful to test some of the patterns found in the two cases studies.

About Fernando Serrano-Amaya
Fernando Serrano-Amaya is currently Thomas and Ethel Mary Ewing Postdoctoral Fellow at the School of Education and Social Work, The University of Sydney. He is PhD from the same University and received a Master in Conflict Resolution (University of Bradford, UK, 2004) and a BA in Social Anthropology (Universidad Nacional de Colombia, 1994). He has developed his career as researcher, consultant and lecturer. He has extensive experience working for NGO, international cooperation agencies and state institutions in Colombia. Whilst working in non-academic environments, he has been a productive independent scholar. A book based on his PhD research will be published in September 2017 by Palgrave McMillan.    

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