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Explorations of Educational Purpose

Teaching Africa

Towards a Transgressive Pedagogy

Authors: Sefa Dei, George J.

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  • Uses an anti-colonial discursive platform to address distorted Eurocentric views of Africa
  • Raises ontological and epistemological questions about teaching methods and methodologies relating to Africa, by addressing the pedagogic, instructional and communicative need and urgency of what it means to critically teach about Africa
  • Discusses African indigenous knowledge and what the rest of the world can learn from this knowledge
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Written from the perspective of a knowledge base and educational practice that are both African-centred, this volume uses a discursive pedagogy that is anti-colonial in origin. It theorizes colonial – and re-colonial – relations and the implications of imperial structures on knowledge production and use; the understanding of indigenousness; and the pursuit of agency, resistance and subjective politics.

Using a refined definition of colonial, less as ‘foreign’ or ‘alien’ but more ‘imposed and dominating’, the author shows us how colonialism is domesticated and how those who have been oppressed by dominant/hegemonic discourses may find it difficult to step out of them, let alone challenge or resist them. The book is a call for a critical interrogation of dominant knowledge about Africa in order to help the contemporary learner come to grips with the challenges and possibilities of knowing about the African world and the African human condition.

The author’s anti-colonial discursive platform addresses distorted Eurocentric views of Africa, raises ontological and epistemological questions about teaching methods and methodologies relating to Africa, and highlights knowledge indigenous to Africa. At the same time, it shows what the rest of the world can learn from this knowledge.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Teaching Africa
Book Subtitle
Towards a Transgressive Pedagogy
Authors
Series Title
Explorations of Educational Purpose
Series Volume
9
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-5771-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-5771-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-5770-0
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-2861-5
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3129-5
Series ISSN
1875-4449
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVII, 130
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