Education as Relating Ongoing Dialogue
Building on the excitement generated at the Taos Institute’s Education as Relating virtual conference in November 2021, we are pleased to invite you to continue the conversation through a series of free online events.
These informal gatherings are hosted by the educators, practitioners, and change agents who presented at the conference. After a brief introduction to the topic, participants will have an opportunity to share their insights and curiosities in small groups. All are welcome, even if you did not attend the conference.
Next gathering: May 6, 2022 – 10:00-11:30 am EDT (New York time)
Feature Topic: DEIJ (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice), Youth Voice and Indigenous Relational Practices in Education
During this Ongoing Dialogue on Education as Relating, we will focus on three areas. We invite you to join us to engage with others on educational practices related to….
- Diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice are critical to the development of schools, classrooms, educational systems. Developing awareness and appreciation of our differences through this broad range of relational approaches helps us to acknowledge, embrace, and celebrate the richness of our communities and our culture of inclusiveness.
- When Youth are active in their educational experiences, and have full voice in creating the learning environments, opportunities and practices that help them thrive, school and learning becomes meaningful, purposeful, and relational. How might we create systems where Youth are equal partners in their educational journeys? Can we focus on intergenerational collaboration to create the curriculum which includes the youth that is dialogic and grounded in collaborative spaces learning including ceremonial space, learning space, community space?
- What can we learn from indigenous practices, historical, ancestral, spiritual connection, and ways of being together and learning? Indigenous peoples’ experience of relationship is holistic, interconnected, and community oriented. How are Indigenous ways of describing “relationship” currently reflected in our policies and procedures in education? What can we learn from this? What would a system or structure look like that is centered on Indigenous views of relationality?
You are invited to watch the following session recordings prior to our meeting. Come prepared to ask questions and share ideas for bringing relational practices into our DEIJ, Indigenous and Youth Centered educational arenas.
- Plenary 3: Listening to Youth Voices – Imagining the Future
Mary Hoskins, Ella Gregory, Daisy Guzman, Ella Lewis, Connor Mustin, and Eik-Noor Sidhu (Canada, United Kingdom, USA)
- Critical Relationality as Intentionality: Designing for Inclusion
Saliha Bava and Justine D’Arrigo (United States)
- Lakou Zanfan: Vodou Education in Haiti – It’s All about Relational Learning
Charlene Desir (Haiti, USA)
- Reconcili-action: Engaging Students in Changing Institutions
Heather Bensler (Canada)
- Guided by Spirit: It’s Who We Are and Where We Are From
Jordan White, Antonia Victor, Len Pierre, and Marissa McIntyre (Canada)
- Race and Gender via Relational Dialogue in the Community College Classroom
Kara Kaufman (United States)
We hope that you will join us in on May 6, 2022 so that we can continue sharing, learning and expanding practices and processes of Education as Relating. The time is now, we are ready to make a difference in the lives of students, teachers, administrators, parents and everyone involved in educating for the future.
There’s more! All the presentation recordings from the conference are available on our Education as Relating YouTube playlist.