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Wednesday, April 20 • 9:00am - 9:50am
Considering Reciprocity in Open Education

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In her keynote, Considering Reciprocity in Open Education, Loyer will explore how, at its most aspirational, open education promises a way to lower barriers for access to information, build collaboration, and address inequality in education. Yet the ways that academia and academic publishing approach these projects often replicate our structural biases. We'll consider how reciprocity, particularly from a Cree perspective, might animate these projects beyond their current communities of practice, reflect on ways that open education pedagogy falls into patterns of saviourism and colonialism, and dream the ways that we might embrace Indigenous futurisms to expand open education to care for the knowledge systems that have experienced epistemicide.

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Jessie Loyer

Jessie Loyer is a Cree-Métis writer and librarian.She writes poetry, fiction, commentary, and theory. She’s a librarian at Mount Royal University. She has written for publications such as Canadian Art, the Montreal Review of Books, the Capilano Review, Room Magazine, and ndncountry. Her... Read More →

Wednesday April 20, 2022 9:00am - 9:50am CDT