Past Event

Sussex Development Lectures

Reimagining development education in an uncertain world

10 March 2022 17:00–18:30

IDS Convening Space and online on Zoom

Amidst climate change, Covid-19 and rising global political instability, development practitioners are facing increasingly complex and uncertain challenges in our global environment. This Sussex Development Lecture asks: is the traditional method of teaching appropriately preparing students to become creative practitioners, and to imagine alternative responses to the changing challenges we face?

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Based on long-term research at the University of Sussex, Professor Anne Schwittay will outline a critical-creative pedagogy that complements critical analysis of the limitation of mainstream development interventions with creative teaching activities that incorporate design and arts methods and serious games to engage students as whole-person learners. Using a Freirean praxis approach and nurturing students critical hope are other elements of a pedagogical practice that reimagines development education in and for an uncertain world.

The lecture will draw on Professor Schwittay’s recent book Creative Universities: Reimaging Education for Global Challenges and Alternative Futures to make the case for more creativity in the teaching of Global Development. This will help students better understand today’s complex and uncertain challenges and to imagine alternative responses to them.



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Covid-19 protocol

Anyone attending this event in person will be required to wear a facemask (unless medically exempt) during the event, and is encouraged to take a lateral flow test prior to coming in to the IDS Building. If your test is positive, or if you are feeling unwell or have any Covid-19 symptoms, please do not come in.

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