Ontario Regional Webinar

27 March 2024
5:30p to 7:00p Eastern
Writing Journal Articles and Preparing Manuscripts for Publication

In this webinar, we will discuss the necessary steps and important aspects to consider when writing and publishing. Writing a manuscript, preparing a paper for submission, working with editors, and finding time for consistent writing practice are all part of the process and will be topics addressed in this webinar.



PIMA Climate Justice Education Teach-In Series

14 September and 5 October 2023
INVITATION TO A TWO-PART TEACH-IN: Towards a pluriverse of possibilities: unlearning separation, re-learning relationality
Facilitators: Elizabeth Lange

The world as we know it is not sustainable. To change these realities, we need to dig deep to the very roots of Western thinking – this is a big story of alternative worldmaking at every level. This includes how we live, work, produce and distribute food, water, and energy.

This set of two participatory workshops encourages us to rebuild understandings of the inter-connectedness of everything so that we reignite relationships with one another and the planet. Instead of continuing to exploit the natural world we nurture and sustain it.

Through dialogue we will question: how and why did we lose our connectivity, our kinship with other living beings, our own embodiedness; and how do we unlearn separation and relearn relationality? As educators and activists, how do we generate a pluriverse of possibilities?

Workshop One will focus on Relearning kinship ethics – this is based on understanding the shift from modernity to relationality; Workshop Two will focus on Composting Modernity, using past values and ethics to ‘compost’ practical possibilities for transformative practice.

Dates: 14 September and 5 October 2023
Time: Canada-Pacific Time 10h00; SAST 19h00
Length: 2 hours

The workshops will be led by Dr Elizabeth Lange, author of the inspiring book (2023), Transformative Sustainability Education: Reimagining our Future. This book lays out the principles and practices of transformative sustainability education using a relational way of thinking and being.

We invite you to commit to both workshops and register in advance:



This Teach-In series is a continuation of the PIMA webinars on Climate Justice Education which have run since 2020 in collaboration with the Canadian Association for Studies in Adult Education (CASAE), Adult Learning Australia (ALA), Standing Conference on University Teaching and Research in Education of Adults (SCUTREA), and MOJA African Adult Education Network. The webinars have fed into two special editions of the PIMA Bulletin 39 (Nov 21), 45 (Jan 23) January 2023 Bulletin TOC | PIMA Network – they both provide useful background to the Teach-In.

For more information, contact:
Shirley Walters, PIMA Climate Justice Education

PIMA Webinar Series: Climate Justice and Adult Learning and Education (ALE)

24 May 2022
Climate Justice Education: Weaving Together Our Stories of Nature and Place
Facilitators: Shauna Butterwick, Darlene Clover and Joy Polanco O’Neil

Link to post-webinar report on workshop – Report on Climate Justice Education: Weaving Together Our Stories of Nature and Place

PIMA Webinar Series: Climate Justice and Adult Learning and Education (ALE)

2 March 2022
Climate pedagogy: What have we learned?
Host: Shirley Walters, PIMA President
Moderators: Jane Burt, Astrid von Kotze, and Shirley Walters


Link to post-webinar report on workshop – Link

PIMA Webinar Series: Climate Justice and Adult Learning and Education (ALE)

13 October 2021
Ecofeminism makes sense. Towards life-affirming Adult Learning and Education (ALE)
Host: Shirley Walters, PIMA President
Moderators: Joy Polanco O’Neil and Astrid von Kotze
Speakers: Jacklyn Cock and Serap Brown

Climate justice, including social, gender and economic justice, is attained by foregrounding the needs and interests of the people who have contributed least to climate catastrophes yet are most affected by them. Due to unequal patriarchal divisions of labour and exploitative practices, the majority of women around the world carry primary responsibility for putting food on the table and taking care of ecosystems, families and communities. Ecological breakdown, capitalism and patriarchy are closely inter-linked and undergird the environmental catastrophe that is unfolding. Ecofeminism, a discourse that began in the late 1980s, remains a useful theoretical framework because it refuses to separate entangled dimensions of life. It presents a change in paradigm from separation to interconnectedness, from the mechanistic and reductionist to the relational and holistic. This webinar will explore ecofeminism – its theory and practice – and in particular, its application to the principles and practices of a life-affirming ALE.

Link to post-webinar report on Ecofeminism workshop – Link

PIMA Webinar Series: Climate Justice and Adult Learning and Education (ALE)

25 May 2021
Resilience or rebellion? Exploring ‘resilience’ and climate justice: challenges for ALE
Host: Shirley Walters, PIMA President
Moderators: Joy Polanco O’Neil and Astrid von Kotze
Speaker: Odirilwe Selomane
Commentators: Mela Chiponda, Eurig Scandrett, and Mercy Kappen

In these times of extreme precarity, a new buzzword is ‘resilience’. In combination with adjectives resilience means many different things to different constituencies across the natural and social sciences, ranging from absorptive to adaptive; restorative to transformative resilience. This webinar explores different interpretations of resilience and outlines a variety of resilience capacities in the context of climate justice. We pose the questions: how do we as adult educators understand and utilise the concept of ‘resilience’? What understandings of `resilience’ are most useful and generative in the collective struggles towards climate justice?

Kitchen Table Talk Series

6 May 2021
Diversity and Inclusion: Are organizations doing the right things?
Host: Cindy Russell

Organizations have strived to make a difference around diversity and inclusion, but is it working? Many say no. Common practices include setting up a diversity office, hiring a Director of Diversity, creating pamphlets, videos, and asking staff to participate in diversity training. Is this making a difference? Let’s look at what some researchers are saying and share experiences from the field. What are some of the unintended consequences that are emerging from these efforts?

PIMA Webinar Series: Climate Justice and Adult Learning and Education (ALE)

30 March 2021
Climate justice and related struggles: aesthetic, creative and disruptive strategies
Host: Shirley Walters, PIMA President

Moderator: Darlene Clover, feminist, scholar-activist, professor at University of Victoria. Canada

Victoria Foster (United Kingdom). Victoria Foster is involved in social and environmental justice education.
Hannah Geldeman (Canada). Hannah Gelderman (she/her) is an artist, educator and organizer who recently completed a Master of Education in Leadership Studies.
Njabulo Chipangura (Zimbabwe). Njabulo Chipangura works at the National Museums and Monuments of Zimbabwe as an archaeologist and is based in Eastern Zimbabwe at Mutare Museum.

PIMA Webinar Series: Climate Justice and Adult Learning and Education (ALE)

10 February 2021
Climate change, resource extraction and adult learning and education – what are the links?
Host: Shirley Walters, PIMA President

Moderator: Jane Burt, educator-activist in environment/development sector

Judith Marshall, popular educator and writer, on Mining Companies and Disasters in Canada and Brazil
Trusha Reddy, WoMin African Alliance: Organising and learning to defend the land from resource extraction
Shauna Butterwick, feminist scholar-activist, reflecting on ALE in the film Women hold up the sky

Follow-up Article: This article appeared in PIMA Bulletin Number 35, March 2021

Pandemic Pedagogy Series

4 December 2020
Flattening the Curve: Making a Difference through Mask making
Dr. Shauna Butterwick, The University of British Columbia, Canada

Sewing for our lives: Women’s enterprising and learning through making masks in India
Mansi Shah, Saira Baloch, Savitaben Patel

Pandemic Pedagogy Series

27 November 2020
The Impacts of COVID-19 on Adult Learning and Education: An International Panel
Dr. Salma Ismail, Associate Professor, School of Education, University of Cape Town
Ms Lyndal Pottier, Lecturer in Adult Education, University of Cape Town
Dr. Ellen Boeren, Professor School of Education, University of Glasgow
Dr. Srabani Maitra, Senior Lecturer, School of Education, University of Glasgow

Pandemic Pedagogy Series

13 November 2020
“Time now holds a different meaning for us…”: Evolving pedagogy for teaching Research in COVID19 Pakistan
Facilitator: Dr. Shama Dossa, Associate Professor, Social Development and Policy, School of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Habib University, Karachi

Pandemic Pedagogy Series

25 September 2020
Online professional learning during the time of COVID-19: A collaborative autoethnography
Facilitators: Natalia Balyasnikova, Assistant Professor of Adult Education, York University;
Ludmila Balyasnikova, Associate Professor, UNESCO Chair in Sciences of Education, Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia.

Pandemic Pedagogy Series

16 July 2020
The pandemic practicum: COVID-19 and the teacher education field experience
Facilitators: Dr. Amy Burns (Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary), Dr. Patricia Danyluk (Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary), Dr. Astrid Kendrick (Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary), and Dr. Theodora Kapoyannis (Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary)

Pandemic Pedagogy Series

25 June 2020
Inventive pedagogies and social solidarity: The work of adult educators during COVID-19
Facilitators: Emily Hunter, Suzanne Smythe, Amea Wilbur

Research Methodology Series

16 June 2020
Autobiographical and Autoethnographic Research
Facilitators: Dr. Shauna Butterwick (The University of British Columbia) and Dr. Virginia Rego (National and International Results Coordinator, BC Ministry of Education).

15 July 2020 – Revised PowerPoint presentation. Click here.

Pandemic Pedagogy Series

26 May 2020
“We are all in this together,” but who is the “we”? – Exploring the impacts of the pandemic on immigrants through an intersectional analysis
Facilitators: Jingzhou (Jo) Liu, PhD (University of Calgary), Ricardo Morales (Director, Community Development and Integration, Calgary Catholic Immigration Society), and Sinela Jurkova, PhD (Cultural Diversity Services Coordinator, Calgary Catholic Immigration Society).

Research Methodology Series

12 May 2020
Community-Based Research
Facilitators: Dr. Budd Hall (Co-Chair, UNESCO Chair in CBR), Dr. Walter Lepore (Research Director, UNESCO Chair in CBR), and Suriani Dzulkifli (Coordinator of the Knowledge for Change Mentor Training Programme).

Ontario Regional Event

6 March 2020
Event to Remember the work/life of Dr. Barbara Burnaby
Leader: William (Bill) Fallis

Prairie Regional Webinar

18 September 2019
Supporting Sexual and Gender Diversity in Adult Education
Leader: Robert Mizzi

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