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Education, Capabilities and Sustainable Development

Presenter: Caroline Hart
Chair: Andrew Crabtree

Educational institutions and their processes have the potential to make a significant contribution towards the development of individual capabilities and sustainable development more broadly. Albeit the latter will be diversely conceived, this potential exists, though cannot be assumed due to positive and negative impacts of educational processes, trade-offs and sacrifices along the way (Hart, 2018). 

HDCA Webinar Education Sustainable Human Development European Network HDCA Videos
56 minutes

Stopping Private Education from Undermining Education Rights: The Abidjan Principles

A conversation with Dr. Faranaaz Veriava

Adopted in 2019, the Abidjan Principles lay out governments’ international legal obligations in the area of education to ensure education rights do not get undermined by private actors. Dr. Faranaaz Veriava, who served on the advisory committee to the drafting team, describes how the principles have been used by education advocates in litigation and advocacy. Enough time will be put aside to ensure participants have the chance to ask questions and to engage with each other.

HDCA Webinar 2022 Education Human Rights HDCA Videos

Spotlight Series 3 – Interview with Oliver Mutanga

Welcome to our latest Education TG Spotlight interview 3, with Dr Oliver Mutanga. Dr Mutanga is an experienced researcher with a demonstrated history of exploring Disability, Education and Health issues. He was awarded a scholarship at the University of the Free State in South Africa to pursue doctoral studies (2013-2016). In 2015, he was awarded a CICOPS Fellowship by the University of Pavia, Italy. In 2017, he was awarded a Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Oslo, Norway. This was followed by a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the UCL Institute of Education (IOE) in 2019. Prior to his PhD research, Oliver worked as a researcher in Zimbabwe, Botswana, and South Africa. Currently he is an Expert Evaluator for the European Commission. He is also a Guest Research Fellow at the University of South Africa and a Guest Research Fellow at the University of Oslo, Norway. In this interview he shares his experiences and future ideas in relation to education and development.

HDCA Webinar 2022 Education HDCA Videos
46 minutes

Spotlight Series 2 – Interview with Alejandra Boni

The Education Thematic Group is excited to share the 2nd Spotlight Series interview with Professor Sandra Boni. Professor Boni is a professor at the Universitat Politecnica de Valencia (Spain) and a deputy Director of INGENIO (CSIC-UOV). She is an honorary professor at the University of the Free State in South Africa and adjunct professor at the Universidad de Ibagué. Her research interests focus on human development, higher education, global citizenship and transformative innovation. She is an active member of the Transformative Innovation Policy Consortium. Professor Boni is also one of the editors of the Journal of Human Development and Capabilities. In this interview she shares more about her work.

HDCA Webinar 2021 Education HDCA Videos
60 minutes

Children´s Participation in the 21st Century in Different Regions and in Times of Pandemic

This webinar is dedicated to the analysis of the different ways of seeing the participation of boys and girls in different regions of the planet during the time of the pandemic. The first presentation conducts a review of the participation of children in South America from the perspective of the CA, considering that in the history of South America participation plays a major role trying to resolve injustice and inequalities. The second presentation suggest that the CA would benefit from integrating a concept of participation as presented in the work of Freire and that in turn the CA can be a framework for the elaboration of methodologies and approaches in line with such concept. The third presentation explores the ways in which the CA used in combination with critical pedagogy can enable children from high poverty neighborhoods in Scotland to engage in deep thinking and active involvement on shaping the policy decisions and social programs that concern them. The fourth presentation reflects on the COVID-19 pandemic in Italy, where all schools and universities were closed and distance learning was adopted; preliminary results show that the drastic reduction in relational capabilities has severely impacted on children´s mental health and capabilities to participate.

HDCA Webinar 2021 Children and Youth Education Participatory Methods HDCA Videos
52 minutes
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