The Centre for Teaching Innovation and Scholarship launches podcast, Politics and Pedagogy

CTIS has launched its new podcast, Politics and Pedagogy.

The Centre for Teaching Innovation and Scholarship are delighted to announce the launch of thier new podcast series, Politics and Pedagogy. This first series is funded by The COST Action DecolDEV which takes on the challenge to reconstruct the concept and practice of development after its deconstruction. The series showcases conversations from academics in Politics, International Relations and Development as they reflect on decolonial practices in education.

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The podcast hosts are Dr Madeleine Le Bourdon Associate Professor in the Politics of Global Development and Dr Louise Pears Lecturer in Global Security Challenges. It is produced by Dr Marine Guéguin and Dr Harrison Swinhoe who are both Post-doctoral researchers in the Centre for Global Security Challenges.

In the first episode of the series, ‘Decolonial Approaches in Higher Education’, Associate Professor in the Politics of Global Development at the University of Leeds, Dr Lata Narayanaswamy, and Postdoctoral Fellow at WITS Centre for Diversity Studies, University of Witwatersrand, Dr Sayan Dey, share their thoughts on the possibilities and limits of decolonial approaches to education, the value of silence and reflection in the classroom and the need to open up and hold spaces for decolonial potential. 

This podcast is available on Spotify and Amazon Music. Listen to Politics and Pedagogy now and follow @CtisLeeds on Twitter for updates on upcoming episodes.

Further Episodes

S01 E02 ‘Confronting Coloniality’

In this second episode Drs Le Bourdon and Pears are joined by Dr Sharon Stein Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Studies at the University of British Columbia, and Dalila P. Coelho a PhD researcher at the University of Porto. The episode asks if 'confronting coloniality' provides a better framing for pedagogical work, what can be (un)learned from the field of Global Education, and explores the importance of language in teaching on global challenges.

S01 E03 ‘What is the distinction between good pedagogy and decolonial pedagogy?’

The third episode features Prof. Robbie Shilliam, Professor in International Relations at Johns Hopkins University and Dr Olivia U. Rutazibwa, Assistant Professor in Human Rights and Politics at London School of Economics. This episode explores the difference between good pedagogy and decolonial pedagogy, hierarchies in the classroom, as well as Beyonce's Superbowl performance as a stimuli for teaching International Relations theory.