Decolonizing knowledge production reading circle: Third session with Dr. Aizuddin Mohamed Anuar

The reading circle on ‘Decolonizing knowledge production is coming back on Wednesday 12/10/2022 with a focus on the politics of knowledge and its manifestations in educational policymaking and policy transfer. The session has the participation of Dr. Aizuddin Mohamed Anuar from the Keele University (UK) as a guest speaker.

The reading series is expected to create an open academic discussion platform to collectively reflect on different aspects of the hierarchies in knowledge production and include more diverse knowledge and indigenous voices in educational research. In the upcoming third session, we will further investigate the politics of knowledge by focusing on its manifestations in educational policymaking and policy transfer. 

Time: Wednesday, Oct 12, 2022, 04:00 PM to 06:00 PM (Helsinki time)

Avenue: TAU Virta 217. Åkerlundinkatu 5, 33014, Tampere, Finland 

This hybrid reading session will be organized both online and onsite. To join Zoom Meeting, please contact Tram Ninh ( 

Guest speaker: Dr. Aizuddin Mohamed Anuar is currently a lecturer in Education at Keele University, United Kingdom. His research interests include comparative and international education, postcolonial theory, education policy, and the politics of knowledge production. 


16:00 – 16:30: Introduction 

Introduction of the reading circle, the guest speaker, and the participants. 

Summarize the core points of the first two sessions 

Introduction about Silova et al. (2020) to bridge to the third session. The chapter introduces different approaches and encourages the readers to ´think beyond the Western horizon in researching (educational) policy transfer

16:30 – 16:45Aizuddin Mohamed Anuar´s presentation

Dr. Aizuddin Mohamed Anuar will briefly reflect on his chapter about positionality and power in postcolonial contexts. The speech works to inspire further discussion about Western coloniality of knowledge production, how it can be recognized in educational policymaking and relevant issues that should be taken into consideration in education policy research.  

16:45 – 17:45: Open discussion 

17:45 -18:00: Final notes to wrap up the reading session series 

To prepare for this reading session, we highly recommend reading two book chapters as followed: 

This reading circle aims to make reading and thinking more engaging and inspiring. If you know someone who may be interested in this topic and/or this collective academic activity, please share information and invite them to participate.
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