Boardroom Dialogue CNT167
Decolonising Knowledge in a Digital World
Date Thursday, Nov 28 Time – Room Köpenick I
How can a new recognition of the knowledge excluded from the tradition of the West carry us forward in the future? The knowledge that is considered relevant to the future has largely been constructed from the same sources, filtered through the entrepreneurial ideology of Silicon Valley. However, movements to decolonise the curriculum present an alternative pathway that challenges the traditional assumptions about knowledge and our new assumptions about the digital. Join this presentation and discussion on new doorways for thought for educators, administrators, and designers. How can de-colonising the digital open new doorways for us all?
International School of Brussels, Belgium
Benjamin Doxtdator is a First Nations teacher from Canada who now lives in Belgium and teaches Middle School English Language Arts at The International School of Brussels where he is also a co-ordinator of the Personal Learning Program. In his teaching practice, he values helping students develop their identities as readers, writers, and thinkers. In 2017, he organized a strand of Learning by Design at ISB where over 100 students worked to develop social innovation projects. He is currently planning for #ISBLbD 2019.
Benjamin received his MA in philosophy from McMaster University and his teaching degree from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. Before moving to Brussels, he taught philosophy at a private alternative school in Toronto, and then Grade 2 in the public school system in Abu Dhabi.