The 2017 Cartagena Assembly: An Introduction of SPF Series

The 2017 Cartagena Assembly: An Introduction of SPF Series

By Lonnie Rowell

In June of 2017 some 350 people gathered at the Convention Center in Cartagena, Colombia, for a social experiment on Knowledge Democracy. The daylong event – The 1st Global Assembly for Knowledge Democracy – was organized by the Action Research Network of the Americas in partnership with the global Pedagogy, Education, and Praxis Network based . . .

Rio Rancho, NM, US
Becoming a Knowledge Democrat

Becoming a Knowledge Democrat

By Allan Feldman

In preparing to write this essay I reread the article that appeared in Educational Action Research by Janel Seeley, Mary McAteer, César Osorio Sánchez, and Yuliana Kenfield, (2019) that examined the impact of the Global Assembly for Knowledge Democracy. In it, they note that there was a miscommunication in the advertising for the Assembly, which resulted in . . .

Tampa, FL, US
Towards knowledge democracy – Scandinavian examples

Towards knowledge democracy – Scandinavian examples

By Erik Lindhult

In this essay about knowledge democracy, I delineated how Scandinavians have worked toward knowledge democracy, including Research Circles and the Scandinavian popular education tradition, the impact of dialogue conferences, and industrial democracy as process. Understandings of the power of knowledge and beliefs in democracy by Scandinavians have been . . .

Västerås, SE