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.
EdJAM is guided by an overarching set of values, which we have developed collaboratively
To share, listen, take time for building relationships, and to understand and accommodate the individual circumstances of participants
To create space and trust for constructive debate, and to build a network that takes shape based on the contributions of all participants
To reflect individually and as a team on our successes and failures, being mindful of positionality, privilege, power dynamics and inequalities
To value difference, appreciate skills and capacities of others, and understand the different goals individuals and groups will have for their involvement with EdJAM
To work together to challenge inequality and injustice in our daily practices and in our network activities
To try new approaches and produce meaningful and impactful outputs in new ways trusting the skills of our collaborators
To enable digital ways of engaging in international collaboration, minimising air travel where possible and prioritising travel for Southern colleagues