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CRESJ Seminar: Decolonising Education: From theory to practice

Wednesday 18 May 2022, 3.00PM to 4.00pm

Speaker(s): Professor Leon Tikly, UNESCO Chair in Inclusive, Good Quality Education for All at the University of Bristol

The paper will start by critically considering what we mean by 'decolonising education' in the light of contemporary debates. In the second part of the talk and drawing on his experiences of decolonising efforts in the University of Bristol and further afield, Leon will consider some of the practical considerations involved. In his talk he will attempt to address the following broad questions. Why decolonise? What is the role of Northern based universities in wider efforts to decolonise? What does decolonisation mean within and across diverse disciplinary contexts? How can we retell the history of the disciplines to take account of the colonial legacy? How can we make the curriculum more relevant for our students? How can we create new ecologies of knowledge that embrace diverse ways of knowing the world and knowledge systems? How can we overcome resistance and embed change?

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