EERA Summer School 2024

Educational Research in Europe: decolonise, democratise and develop. Legacies and futurities

In 2024, Portugal will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the "Carnation Revolution" that restored democracy - the first of a series of democratic transitions in the South of Europe. The motto of the revolution became known as the "three Ds": decolonise, democratise, and develop. Inspired by this anniversary, the EERA 2024 Summer School in Porto will address how democratisation, decolonisation and development are still important to face up to the challenges we have today in educational research. While European educational research is praised for its depth and openness, its continuing merit depends on keeping a critical epistemological vigilance on tendencies to marginalise other non-hegemonic knowledges. It also involves confronting patronising, polarised and extractivist practices. Such an endeavour implies incorporating listening, collaboration and participation in our research methods but also valuing a cosmopolitan pluriversalism, recognising that all knowledge is situated and particular.

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Start Date: 09:30 - 1 Jul 2024

End Date: 15:30 - 5 Jul 2024


To be announced


EERA, SPCE, CIIE (FPCE/UPorto), CEAD (Univ. Algarve), CIEd (Univ. Minho), CIDTFF (Univ. Aveiro)