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Beware the Dementors, teachers

Unlearning for educators


I’ve sadly had far too much to do with the insides of rest homes recently, even more sadly, with the insides of the dementia wards inside of said rest homes. I’m not sure if ‘dementia ward’ is an exclusive description though: one of the senior staff said, ‘All our residents have dementia,’ and indeed it […]

Full Citation Information:
Devine, N. (2021). Beware the Dementors, teachers: Unlearning for educators. PESA Agora. https://pesaagora.com/columns/beware-the-dementors-teachers/

Nesta Devine

Nesta Devine is a Professor of Education at the Auckland University of Technology (AUT) New Zealand. Her work spans education policy and theory, prison education, Pasifika teachers and school exclusion. It aims to disrupt the structures and pedagogical assumptions that can lead to inequities for different groups of learners in Aotearoa/New Zealand. She is the former president of the Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia (PESA) and Associate Editor of Educational Philosophy and Theory (EPAT).

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