Curriculum Work and Social Justice Leadership

  • Allan Michel Jales Coutinho, Resident Member of Green College, and Curriculum and Pedagogy, UBC
    Coach House, Green College, UBC and livestreamed

    Wednesday, September 28, 5-6:30pm, with reception to follow
    in the series
    Green College Book Launch
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    Allan Michel Jales Coutinho will demonstrate how the tenets outlined in his recent book Curriculum Work and Social Justice Leadership: Attaining Critical Consciousness and Learning to Become seek to reframe curriculum work into a "collective public moral enterprise." He seeks to reposition such work so that it prioritizes social justice through a valuation of love, hospitality and solidarity.

    While outlining the primary arguments made in his book, Allan will demonstrate potential applications for his approach by showing how a repositioned understanding of money, in particular, could work to reframe the field of financial education. Following this presentation, Allan will engage in a roundtable conversation with Alim Fakirani (Curriculum and Pedagogy), Sonia Huda (Curriculum and Pedagogy), and Bruce Moghtader (Centre for Community Engaged Learning), all scholars at UBC who investigate curriculum issues including immigration, human capital theory and autobiography.

    Curriculum Work and Social Justice Leadership contains six chapters and a foreword written by the Tetsuo Aoki Professor in Curriculum Studies and editor of Routledge’s Curriculum Theory Studies Series William F. Pinar, who will  moderate this talk.

  • Allan Michel Jales Coutinho is a PhD student in Curriculum and Pedagogy at UBC and a new Resident Member of Green College. Previously, he researched policy and curriculum studies at the University of Toronto and at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He earned his Bachelor's degree in International Development in Education from Green Mountain College and Nagoya University.

    Allan will be joined in conversation by Alim Fakirani (PhD student, Curriculum and Pedagogy), who has an interests in the representation of refugee, immigrant and minority peoples’ histories in social studies curricula in Canada, and how such representation can help strengthen the vitality of Canadian democracy; Sonia Huda (PhD student, Curriculum and Pedagogy), who has ten years of teaching experience and a passion for curriculum theories; and Bruce Moghtader (Centre for Community Engaged Learning), where he oversees the design and delivery of professional development programs for faculty and students with a focus on Community Engaged Scholarship and social impact. Bruce is also author of Foucault and Educational Ethics (2016).

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September 28th, 2022 from  5:00 PM to  6:30 PM
Coach House
6201 Cecil Green Park Rd
Green College, UBC
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1
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