Our Themes and Values

EdJAM commissions research and supports civil society partners to try out new approaches, creating opportunities to explore difficult pasts inside and outside of schools.

EdJAM focuses around four themes

  • Transitional Justice and Memory

    Exploring the connections between education practices and formal transitional justice processes - like truth commissions, apologies and trials - and everyday processes of remembering, forgetting and actively negotiating the past, with an interest in the reparative possibilities of education.

  • History Education and Classrooms

    Understanding the ways in which violent conflict and injustice do and don’t enter into education policy, curricula, textbooks and pedagogical processes in classrooms, with an attention to teachers, students and their multiple identities and ways of approaching the past.

  • Heritage Education and Everyday Lives

    Focusing on everyday practices of memory making in social lives and media and exploring processes of curating memory and creating heritage in and beyond museums, with an attention to legacies of colonialism in heritage.

  • Learning, Collaborative Evaluation and Partnership

    Developing value-driven approaches to synthesise EdJAM’s work and learning, holding our network to account on its values of collaborative partnership and knowledge production.

Our core values

EdJAM is guided by an overarching set of values, which we have developed collaboratively

  • Generosity

    To share, listen, take time for building relationships, and to understand and accommodate the individual circumstances of participants

  • Dialogue

    To create space and trust for constructive debate, and to build a network that takes shape based on the contributions of all participants

  • Reflexivity

    To reflect individually and as a team on our successes and failures, being mindful of positionality, privilege, power dynamics and inequalities

  • Respect

    To value difference, appreciate skills and capacities of others, and understand the different goals individuals and groups will have for their involvement with EdJAM

  • Co-responsibility

    To work together to challenge inequality and injustice in our daily practices and in our network activities

  • Creativity

    To try new approaches and produce meaningful and impactful outputs in new ways trusting the skills of our collaborators

  • Sustainability

    To enable digital ways of engaging in international collaboration, minimising air travel where possible and prioritising travel for Southern colleagues

our funders

EdJAM is funded by

our partners

We collaborate with partners around the world large and small