knowledge equity

Open ≠ equity. As a mentor in the Open Science Fellow Program and in collaboration with Wikimedia Germany, other mentors, and a fellow I created a learning unit on Knowledge Equity. It includes short video inputs on the Wikimedia Movement Strategy 2030, privilege and discrimination in research, inclusive education, social inequality in academia, and language diversity in research. Freely available as always.

digital learning space open knowledge

The digital learning space Open Knowledge of the Open Science Fellows Program by Wikimedia Germany provides various learning units. In addition to inputs on Open Science and Science Communication, there is now our unit on Knowledge Equity. It consists of short video inputs. All of them are only 5-10 minutes long, have English subtitles and are great to watch in between.

Knowledge + Equity and the Wikimedia Movement Strategy 2030
Sabine Müller und Sarah-Isabella Behrens
This compact input is to be understood as an inspiration to deal with the idea of Knowledge Equity from different perspectives and in different contexts. In particular, the reference of Knowledge Wquity to the Wikimedia Movement Strategy 2030 and the topic of open science will be established.

Check your privilege: Research edition
Kerstin Schoch
This input takes the format of the Check Your Privilege Challenge from social media and applies it to research. The goal is a self-reflection of privilege and discrimination based on the concept of intersectionality by Black scholar and feminist Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw.

‘From West to the Rest’ (Grech 2011, 88): the ‘global’ agenda of inclusive education
Felicitas Kruschik
In this input, knowledge (in)justice is discussed in the context of international, developmental efforts regarding inclusive education. Although the concept of inclusive education is negotiated on a global, legal level – Agenda 2030, UN CRPD – as a universally applicable ‘concept’, in the context of this a problem of power, knowledge & justice opens up. How can these problems be addressed and what role can Open Science play in this?

Social injustice in education and research
Dr. Isabel Steinhardt
This input deals with the topic of social inequality in the higher education system based on field reports as well as selected statistics. Based on this, the implications of social inequality for academia will be discussed. What would be measures to change and create Knowledge Equity?

Language diversity in research
Dr. Johanna Havemann
This input highlights different facets of linguistic diversity in research: English and lingua franca and applied languages in different disciplines, linguistic diversity in everyday scientific life as well as via translation software and technical options to publish multilingually. With a subsequent reflection: What possibilities for inclusion arise from applied language diversity in everyday scientific life?

Thanks for the subtitles to Anna-Katharina Gödeke from the Wikimediateam!

Check out our digital learning space Open Knowledge. Let’s push Knowledge Equity and fight together for an equitable education system and inclusive academia.

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