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Lessons Learned from Fighting Against Inclusive Access: A Sociological Reflection

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In this session, we will discuss the lessons learned from fighting against inclusive access using the sociological perspective of social movement and different authors such as Marx, Durkheim, or Bourdieu. We will start with the importance of being proactive, instead of reactive, in educating our audience and equipping the members of the OER and Open Pedagogy community with the tools necessary to organize the response to Inclusive Access. Then, we will focus on the importance of being brave, fearless, and at the same time realistic about the environment in which we operate. Next, we will conclude by presenting the importance of understanding the OER and Open Pedagogy community through the cultural lenses of obedience, alienation, but also emancipation and liberation. We will recognize the importance of empathy toward our peers and respect the different strategies, resources, and timelines of the members of our community. Finally, we will end this session with an open forum for individuals to share their own encounters with inclusive access struggles within their institutions, systems, or states. Join us as we unite in the fight against Inclusive Access, advocating for the openness that our democratic and educational institutions rightfully deserve.
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2024-04-05
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