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Wednesday, November 25 • 14:30 - 16:00
F44: The Role of Education in Promoting Social Change in South Africa and Sweden

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The aim of the event is to share some tentative findings and early impressions on ‘the Role of Education in Promoting Social Change in South Africa and Sweden’, a SASUF funded project, and to invite participants to join us in a discussion of the role of change agents in general, and the role of education in particular. 
Semistructured interviews were carried out in South Africa and Sweden with teachers and learners at high school level on how they view the role of education in relation to contemporary critical issues such as citizenship, inclusive education and environmental sustainability. 
During our presentation, we will share examples of teachers and students’ voices on which issues in society they find important and think are vital for a sustainable society in general. We focus on three areas of interest: 1) citizenship and democracy, 2) inclusive education and cultural diversity, and 3) environmental sustainability and climate change. 
During the event participants will have an opportunity to share their own experience and reflections regarding activities promoting agency for social change in society. The ambition is to enable small group discussion as well as a general discussion before summarising and looking ahead towards future research. 
Keywords: agency for change, citizienship, inclusive education, sustainable development, education 

avatar for Lena Zander

Lena Zander

Professor, Uppsala University
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Eva Knekta

Postdoctoral researcher, Umeå University
I am is a postdoctoral researcher at the department of science and mathematics education at Umeå University. I have a degree of Master of Education, a Master of Science in Biology and Ph.D. in Educational Measurement. My Ph.D. focused on motivational aspect of test-taking and gave... Read More →

Sylvan Blignaut

Professor, Nelson Mandela University
Social justice in education as well as decolonisation of the university curriculum

Mammusa Lekoa

Community Engagement Manager, University of Zululand

Annika Manni

Associate Professor, Department of Applied Educational Science, Umeå University

Wednesday November 25, 2020 14:30 - 16:00 CET
Zoom Room E