Working Through Tensions in Learning Communities
April 26, 2022; 3:30 PM CEST
Displaced populations in countries of first asylum -- whether in camp or urban settings -- face a number of barriers to achieving a life without conflict, including while pursuing education opportunities. Having escaped war, authoritarianism, climate devastation or other forms of trauma, these challenges – among many others – follow into learning communities the 3% of refugees globally who manage to gain access to higher education. This panel will highlight a number of tensions with which refugees grapple in their educational experiences. Through different case studies drawn from host countries including Bangladesh and Kenya, panelists will present different best practices for navigating such tensions, which can be adapted by faculty to blended, online or f2f classrooms that include displaced learners.
Rebecca Granato, Director of the OSUN Hubs for Connected Learning Initiatives, Associate Vice President for Global Initiatives, Bard College
Shahariar Sadat, Director, Academic and Legal Empowerment, Centre for Peace and Justice, Brac University
Azizul Hoque, Research Associate, Centre for Peace and Justice, Brac University
Tasnuva Ahmad, Research Associate, Centre for Peace and Justice, Brac University