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Policy Futures International Webinar Series: Decolonising Data in Education

Policy Futures International Webinar Series presents: Keynote: Radhika Gorur Discussants: Michalinos Zembylas and Catriona Gray

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Onsdag 15. maj 2024,  kl. 14:00 - 15:30



Radhika Gorur, Associate Professor of Education, Deakin University


Michalinos Zembylas, Faculty of Economics and Management, Open University of Cyprus

Catriona Gray, University of Bath’s Centre for Doctoral Training in Accountable, Responsible and Transparent AI (ART-AI)


Recent advances in digitisation enable vast amounts of data to be routinely generated at a relatively low cost. The ability to produce and distribute data is now in the hands of anyone with a smartphone and an app or a social media account. These new data technologies offer unprecedented opportunities to redress historical inequities, but they can also reinforce them and indeed create new forms of data colonialism. These issues have provoked calls to ‘decolonise’ data. But what does this mean and how can it be done? In this keynote, I explore the concept of ‘data colonialism’ and examine contemporary visualisations of more equitable and inclusive data practices, and how they might be deployed in education. Reiterating the urgency of attending to the project of decolonising data, I argue for its importance not only for the sake of equity, but as a key requirement of social and environmental sustainability.

The event will be chaired by Susan Robertson, Professor of education at the University of Cambridge