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Compassionate Learning Design Meeting
Description of the session:
COVID-19 forced a global emergency pivot to online learning, which has led to an increased demand on both staff and students, with major impact on workloads, research careers, and mental health. Across the globe, academics complain of burn-out, exhaustion, and lack of self-care. This has heightened the concern around the well-being of students and staff (Czerniewicz et al, 2020, Imad, 2021) and has led to an increase in interest in approaches to teaching and learning that recognise the importance of care and compassion, such as humanising pedagogies (Pacanksi-Brock, 2020); pedagogies of equity and care (Bali, 2020)

These frameworks create space to ask important questions on how to respond to the affective dimension of teaching and learning, and learning design, how to care for students and ourselves, how to set boundaries and highlight the importance of relationship- and community building. This workshop will briefly introduce some of these terms and frameworks and then explore what compassion means in our context and practice. This will be a highly interactive workshop.

References
Czerniewicz, L., Agherdien, N., Badenhorst, J., Belluigi, D., Chili, M., Villiers, M. De, Felix, A., Gachago, D., Ivala, E., Kramm, N., Madiba, M., Mistri, G., Mgqwashu, E., Pallitt, N., Prinsloo, P., Solomon, K., Strydom, S., Swanepoel, M., Waghid, F. & Wissing, G. 2020. A wake-up call : Equity , inequality and Covid-19 emergency remote teaching and learning. Postdigital Science and Education. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s42438-020-00187-4?

Bali, M. 2020. From Twitter Thread to Model to Keynote #OpenEd20 & #MandL20. Reflecting aloud. https://blog.mahabali.me/pedagogy/from-twitter-thread-to-model-to-keynote-opened20-mandl20/

Imad, M. 2021a. Transcending Adversity: Trauma-Informed Educational Development. The Pod Network. To improve the Academy. https://quod.lib.umich.edu/t/tia/17063888.0039.301?view=text;rgn=main

Sep 21, 2022 12:00 PM in Johannesburg

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