Welcome to Faculty of Education Summer Institute (FESI) 2020. This year, due to unprecedented circumstances, we will be offering: FESI 2020 - Up Close and Personal; Conversations on Anti-Oppression. This modified version of our traditional conference will be a FREE 5-part webinar series with an action component.
As is the long-standing tradition with this conference, FESI 2020 will continue to challenge and question long-held educational beliefs, policies and practices that have become embedded and normalized in educational landscapes. It aims to disrupt the taken-for-granted assumptions, ideas and practices of what constitutes education, who has access to it, and which values are legitimated by it.
This year, we hope to engage participants in conversations on anti-oppression to move beyond theoretical learning. We will start off our series with the central actionable question, “How might a critical, community- centered approach to design thinking support decision-making, accountability and transparency for schools and school boards in Ontario?”