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Decolonising Education: From Theory to Practice

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Duration

4 weeks

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Delivery Method

Online

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Lifetime Access

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Accessibility

Mobile, Desktop

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Language

English

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Subtitles

English

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Level

Intermediate

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Effort

3 hours per week

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Teaching Type

Self Paced

Course Description

Recent events, such as the rise of Black Lives Matter, the Rhodes Must Fall campaign, and the removal of the Colston statue from Bristol, point to a rise in concern over the persistance of colonial thinking in our institutions. This course will teach you how to decolonize the curriculum and understand the colonial legacy that has shaped our current knowledge and learning practices. This course provides a practical guide with numerous examples to assist learners in making meaningful decolonial changes within their own schools. This course will provide an overview of colonialism's history and the legacy of colonial thought in relation to the development and operation of universities and other educational institutions. Decolonial approaches are crucial in creating inclusive educational learning environments. You will be able to identify the most effective actions for developing decolonial practices within your educational setting. This includes a discussion on how top-down and bottom up decolonial approaches can be combined. You will also learn how to manage a decolonization process that involves students, colleagues, and other stakeholders. You'll learn from University of Bristol lecturers throughout the course, which has a strategic dedication to decolonisation in research and education.

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Skills You Will Gain

What You Will Learn

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Demonstrate an understanding of the history of colonialism and colonial thought with respect to the development of the university and other educational institutions

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Explain to your colleagues and peers the critical importance of decolonial approaches in creating a fully inclusive educational learning environment

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Identify and engage with the distinct legacies of colonialism across a range of disciplines in the social sciences, STEM and arts and humanities

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Identify and assess appropriate actions and approaches that would be effective in developing decolonial practices in your own educational setting

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Design and lead a change process that includes students, colleagues and other stakeholders in a joint programme of decolonisation

Target Students

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This course is aimed primarily at university professionals and academic staff and students thinking about practical decolonisation at an institutional level

Course Instructors

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Alvin Birdi

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I am a Professor of Economics Education and Associate Pro Vice Chancellor for Education Innovation at the University of Bristol.
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Stephen Eichhorn

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I am a Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and have research interests in cellulosic materials. My interests are also in the development of science and engineering as tools of anti-racism
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Marie-Annick Gournet

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I am Director of Part-Time Programmes and Senior Lecturer in English Literature and Community Engagement at the University of Bristol. I have developed and run training on decolonising in practice.
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Leon Tikly

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I am Professor in Education at the University of Bristol. My research interests include education in the postcolonial world and issues of race, ethnicity and education in the UK.
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