WATCH: Decolonising Universities – Claude Alvares

Uploaded on Jul 30, 2011

Excerpt from the presentation of Claude Alvares, Coordinator of Multiversity and Director of the Goa Foundation in India, during Session Ten at the Multiversity International Conference on Decolonising Our Universities held in Penang, Malaysia, 27-29 June 2011. He provided an overview of ‘Alternatives to Current (Ancient) University Pedagogy,’ questioning the usefulness and effectiveness of conventional university teaching methods based on lecturing, textbooks and compulsory attendance, asking ‘does anybody anywhere learn anything under compulsion?’

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