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REPORT - EN LIGNE - CIES 2020 - 64th annual conference of the Comparative & International Education Society - Education beyond the human

Date :  du 22-03-2020 au 30-04-2020

Lieu :  Miami

Organisation :  Comparative and International Education Society (CIES)

Programme : 

La 64e édition de la conférence CIES, initialement prévue en mars 2020, s'est déroulée de façon virtuelle sur les mois de mars et avril. La grande majorité des contributions (plénières et sessions) ont été enregistrées et mises en ligne sur le site.


We live in a moment of epochal precarity, amidst irreversible environmental catastrophe that is impacting all life on Earth. Signaling the end of human exceptionalism, this era calls for an urgent redefinition of what it is to be human and a reconfiguration of the relationship between human and Earth. How should education respond to a world of shifting planetary boundaries and collapsing ecosystems? What education policies, practices, and pedagogies can help re-situate the human within the relational flow of life where everyone and everything – both human and non-human – are deeply interconnected? How can we learn to responsibly encounter and fully engage with a more than human world?

Conference participants are invited, but not required, to address any of the following themes:

Education and Planetary Challenges
• Empirical elaborations of the relationships among education, environment, and planetary changes
• Critiques of the ‘business-as-usual’ approaches to post-2015 educational governance, including attention (or lack thereof) to environment issues in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the aid to education initiatives that support them
• Potentials and limitations of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD), including programming that goes beyond the focus on cognitive skills and knowledge and rejects methodological individualism, nationalism, and populism
• Earth-friendly research initiatives, including technological and social alternatives to the current highcarbonresearch practices that would lead to a cultural change 

Education and (Post)Human Futures
• Reevaluation of human rights and humanism - their traditional roles, objectives, and constructions – in the context of climate change and the human/environment interface
• Approaches in comparative education that engage with ontological alterity, including education policyframings, pedagogies, practices, and spaces that decenter the human
• The role of Artificial Intelligence and emerging technologies in reimagining - and remaking - processes of governance, research, and learning, including creative alternatives opened by posthuman futures

Education as Sympoiesis
• Multiple knowledges and worlds, political dynamics, and power relations in the educational production of epistemologies and ontologies, including non-Western, indigenous, feminist, and marginalized ‘Others’
• Educational engagements with more-than-human-worlds, both in terms of the kinds of imagination necessary to conceive them (science-fiction, speculative fabulation, string figures, speculative feminism, science fact) as well as formal and nonformal educational practices of crossing (to interact with artificial intelligence, multispecies, spirit worlds).

Extended dealine for submission : 1st october 2019

Opening plenary: GEORGE F. KNELLER PLENARY 'Education Beyond the Human: Can We Think Differently?' (Arathi Sriprakash, Stephen Sterling, Freya Mathews, and Jeremy Rappleye as moderator)
The struggle to think differently, to remake our reductionist culture, is a basic survival project in our present context. (Plumwood, 2010)

Other keynotes and plenaries:

Futures of Education: UNESCO Initiative to Reimagine Knowledge and Learning (Arjun Appadurai, Karen Mundy, and Fernando M. Reimers, with Sobhi Tawil and Noah W. Sobe as moderators)

Socialisms in Fascist Times: Intersectional Struggles in the Global South and Global North (Kali Akuno, Tithi Bhattacharya, and Sangeeta Kamat as moderator)

Beyond the Three Pillars of Sustainability: Taking Environmental Sustainability Seriously in International Aid and Education (David Edwards, Gita Steiner-Khamsi, Dirk Hastedt, Kristen Molyneaux, and Oren Pizmony-Levy as moderator)

Race, Politics, and Identity in Bolivian Education: The Inside Story of Bolivia’s Audacious Educational Revolution and the Neoliberal Resistance to Equality (Roberto Aguilar Gomez interviewed by Rebecca Tarlau)

Unpacking the Geopolitics of Being: On Being and Knowing Otherwise (Vanessa Andreotti, Sarah Amsler, Riyad A. Shahjahan, and Sharon Stein as moderator)

Common Worlding and Education in the Chthulucene (Affrica Taylor, Mindy Blaise, Veronica Pacini-Ketchabaw, and Iveta Silova as moderator)

Dialogues with More-than-Human Worlds: Approaches to Writing, Methodologies, and Pedagogies (AnaLouise Keating, Kakali Bhattacharya, and Mildred Boveda as moderator)

Alternate Narratives and Reclaimed Imaginaries: Speculative and Science Fiction in Comparative and International Education (Malka Older, Tricia M. Kress, Casper Bruun Jensen, Karen Mundy as discussant, and Euan Auld as moderator)


• enregistrement vidéo :


Une partie des contributions est disponible en ligne à partir du menu "program", essentiellement sous la forme d'enregistrement vidéo.

  • Keynotes and plenaries
  • Online paper sessions
  • Recorded sessions
  • Virtual workshops

mot(s) clé(s) :  recherche en éducation, comparaison internationale