16 November 2023
from 16.30 to 19.00
Unlearning is a term coined by Gayatri Spivak to describe an active process of reflecting on one's learning. It is not a matter of rejecting or denying learning, but rather of reflecting critically on what one has learnt and why. Since learning usually takes place in hierarchical contexts, on which we often do not reflect, unlearning becomes increasingly important for all of us, provided we intend to adopt a posture of reflective teachers. Unlearning also means becoming aware of one's own privileges (cf. Danius/Jonsson/Spivak 1993).
The conference is held in French, with the possibility of interaction also in English and Italian. After a talk and introduction of some concepts and examples of unlearning in art education, a workshop with a poster session will be held.
Speaker: Gila Kolb
Gila Kolb is a researcher, arts educator and director of the Research Chair in Arts Education at the University of Teacher Education Schwyz (PHSZ). Her teaching focuses on art education in the near future, critical art education and unlearning strategies. He conducts research projects on drawing skills in art education, strategies and agency of art mediators and the conditions of post-digital art education.
For organisational reasons, registration via the online registration form is welcome.