The Histories of Knowledge and Education node explores education, institutions, and learning across the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences. Researchers examine processes of knowledge production, using historical perspectives to shape understandings of present structures and practices, and the opportunities and challenges of the future.
Researchers in the Histories of Knowledge and Education node examine questions including:
- How have institutions shaped knowledge practices in the past, and how do they do so today?
- What roles have educational institutions played in nation-building?
- How can we best understand relationships between formal academic knowledge and other types of experiential or informal knowledge?
- How have questions of social justice been served or failed by past and present education systems?
- What types of institutions and knowledges will best serve us to address current and future questions of climate, nationhood, Indigeneity, global capitalism, and changing patterns of work?