On Wednesday 22nd February 2012 at 8-9pm GMT I will be on twitter, ending my tweets with UK #HipHopEd.
I wont be alone. I will be joined by teachers, educators and Hip-Hop artists who share an interest in Hip-Hop Education (however we might each define it) in the UK, and in the USA - the birth-place of Hip-Hop and the weekly twitter chat #HipHopEd. We will be considering the question;
“What does Hip-Hop Education mean to us?”
The basis for a UK branch of #HipHopEd is purely logistical – 2am GMT on a Tuesday night/Wednesday morning does not still well with a working life. Whether a chat by practitioners in the UK takes on a different flavo(u)r, remains to be seen.
Thankfully, the folks behind #HipHopEd have been very supportive and some plan to contribute on Wednesday too. This will be the first of 4 weekly twitter chats under the UK #HipHopEd label – after which we’ve agreed to review the process. I’m looking forward to hearing the views of practitioners and hoping we might all benefit from the experience.
If you’re interested in Hip-Hop, Education and Hip-Hop Education, why not join us on Wednesday 8pm GMT?