Smooth Educational Spaces. Passing Through Enclosures and Reversing Inequalities Through Educational Commons

Pechtelidis Yannis
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Research group members: Kanellopoulos Panagiotis, Nikonanou Niki, Chronaki Anna 

SMOOTH is a three-years project that intends to introduce the emergent paradigm of the ‘commons’ as an alternative value and action system in the field of education (preschools, schools and afterschool programs-ASPs) for children and young people from 4 to 16 years old. The project critically draws out the implications of the commons for refiguring education and for social change in general, on a footing of equality, sharing, participation, togetherness, caring and freedom. The project will address social inclusion according to the ‘educational commons’, which we want to study, if they can operate as a catalyst for reversing inequalities, through a variety of methods such as pedagogical documentation, pedagogy of (active) listening, ethnography, discourse analysis etc.