The collective will to decolonise the curriculum is stronger than it has ever been. A curriculum that ignores how colonial history has shaped academic disciplines fails to educate students to recognise and challenge the harm done by the resulting structural inequalities. At the same time, the conditions created by COVID-19 and the move to online teaching have particular implications for BAME students, including negative impact on mental health, higher risk for financial hardship, and more limited access to resources.
This project aims to work with staff and students to expand and deepen sector-wide understanding of what decolonising the curriculum means in practice.
Watch our introductory video to find out more about this collaborative cluster
The Gathering: Decolonising the Curriculum Collaborative Cluster Launch event
Our launch event took place on 16th February, when we came together to share and learn from one another. We discussed what works and what more we can do as individuals and as a learning community to support the decolonising process. This workshop presented a valuable opportunity to:
- learn about what is going on elsewhere in the sector and enhance our thinking and practices
- shape a diverse, Scotland-wide, inter-institutional network exploring what decolonising the curriculum looks like in (post-)pandemic times.