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OER Project – The Story of Knowledge: Diversifying and Contextualizing Knowledge

July 12, 2022

Two Parts (July 12 & 13, 2022)

Students have a lot of misconceptions about where knowledge comes from, who makes it, and how it changes. They often imagine a lone genius having a eureka moment, but there’s not much diversity in this imaginary story. How can we diversify and contextualize knowledge? In this session, we will talk about how to expand our understanding of the history of knowledge, including more people and societies, and focusing on the collective and social aspect of knowledge. We will use a series of illustrated biographies from OER Project courses as a case study, brainstorming techniques to use in the classroom to equip students to tell bigger, better stories about knowledge and critically evaluate limited stories.

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  • Contact Name: Linda Burrow
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