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Learning about Race Equality from Norway

This event will have a clear international and anti-racist perspective.  The speaker is Kristin Gregers Erikson, an Associate Professor at the University of South-Eastern Norway.   Her experience and research interests include anti-racist and citizenship education, indigenous and Sámi perspectives in education, decolonial theory, education for sustainable development in school. She works extensively as an academic researcher and activist to promote the rights and citizenship of the Sámi people in Norway and the education of and equalities for Sámi children. Kristin has published several research papers and is the author of several textbooks and learning materials for both primary schools and teacher education.  

In 2022 Kristin collaborated with the BERA President Elect, Marlon Moncrieffe in the book, ‘Coloniality and National Exceptionalism in Norwegian Citizenship Education: Engaging the Ontological Baseline’. In Moncrieffe, Marlon Lee (ed.) Decolonising Curriculum Knowledge International Perspectives and Interdisciplinary Approaches. Palgrave Macmillan.Academic  DOI:    This work outlines her research on coloniality in Norwegian classrooms.  It shows how coloniality was empirically detected in the Norwegian classrooms through the reproduction of a dominant national self-image embedded in structures of National exceptionalism. National exceptionalism works to obstruct critical conversations about processes that systematically reproduce violence and injustice. She argues that in order to unsettle the coloniality of citizenship education, we will need to go beyond addressing how colonial patterns are kept in place at the level of knowing, and engaging with the level of being.  

Draft Programme:

16:00 Welcome and Introduction
16:05 Coloniality and National Exceptionalism in Norwegian Citizenship Education: Engaging the Ontological Baseline
Kristin Gregers Eriksen, University of South-Eastern Norway
16:50 Respondent 
17:00 Discussion Groups
17:30 Open Discussion
18:00 Event Close

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