In this track, we'll consider the significance and complexity of care in education. We sometimes speak as if care does not require depthful knowledge. Often care seems a matter of good intentions or simple kindness. But in order to care we must understand the other’s needs, and this work is complex, oftentimes non-intuitive, and truly challenging.
The ultimate goal of caring dispositions, activities and practices is to bring about well-being; to have an impact on our world that enables us to live as well as possible, together. But care is still a blurred issue: Is it personal? Can it be collective? To care in ways that matter, we must know many things.
- Can we develop practices designed with compassion, that emphasize care for teachers so they can themselves care for students?
- Can we move away from discourses of self-care and away from accepting burnout from affective labor?
- Can we promote care as a collective responsibility that is seen as an equitable foundation for all education and all of society?
Join us for this track where, together, we will imagine ways to infuse care within our institutions and our practices in a socially just manner.
This track is ideal for:
- Equity Unbound/OneHE Community Building Resources
- Mays Imad, Transcending Adversity: Trauma-informed Educational Development
- Equity Unbound Studio Visit w/Mays Imad on Trauma-informed Pedagogy & Hope
- Maha Bali and Mia Zamora, forthcoming work (see OpenEd20 keynote)
- Sakinah Alhadad, Daniela Gachago, Maha Bali, Mia Zamora, and Nicola Palitt, Compassionate design: a video discussion (passcode: @=gS9=E^)