Decolonising the curriculum: challenges and opportunities for teaching and learning

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Abstract

A renewed call to ‘decolonise’ the university curriculum has marked a shift in thinking about education and what should form the canon of curriculum content. It has been amplified further here in the UK by the ‘Rhodes must fall’ campaign. However,
fresh approaches and opportunities for advancing practice in teaching and learning, with an aim to diversify the university curriculum for teaching and learning, are not without challenges. Our paper reflects on the meaning of decolonising the curriculum and on attempts to decolonise the curriculum at both institutional and subject specific level. In this article, which is in three sections, we use examples from our own practice to reflect on some of the challenges of decolonising the curriculum and opportunities for sharing good practices amongst colleagues.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNavigating with practical wisdom
EditorsGina Wisker, Lynda Marshall, John Canning, Sue Greener
Place of PublicationBrighton, United Kingdom
PublisherUniversity of Brighton Press
Pages20
Number of pages29
ISBN (Print)9781910172216
Publication statusPublished - 12 Jul 2019
EventArticle emerging from the University of Brighton Learning and Teaching Conference 2018 - Brighton, United Kingdom
Duration: 13 Jul 201813 Jul 2018

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ConferenceArticle emerging from the University of Brighton Learning and Teaching Conference 2018
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityBrighton
Period13/07/1813/07/18

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Moncrieffe, M., Dunford, R., & Asare, Y. (2019). Decolonising the curriculum: challenges and opportunities for teaching and learning. In G. Wisker, L. Marshall, J. Canning, & S. Greener (Eds.), Navigating with practical wisdom (pp. 20). Brighton, United Kingdom: University of Brighton Press.
Moncrieffe, Marlon ; Dunford, Robin ; Asare, Yaa. / Decolonising the curriculum: challenges and opportunities for teaching and learning. Navigating with practical wisdom. editor / Gina Wisker ; Lynda Marshall ; John Canning ; Sue Greener. Brighton, United Kingdom : University of Brighton Press, 2019. pp. 20
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Moncrieffe, M, Dunford, R & Asare, Y 2019, Decolonising the curriculum: challenges and opportunities for teaching and learning. in G Wisker, L Marshall, J Canning & S Greener (eds), Navigating with practical wisdom. University of Brighton Press, Brighton, United Kingdom, pp. 20, Article emerging from the University of Brighton Learning and Teaching Conference 2018, Brighton, United Kingdom, 13/07/18.

Decolonising the curriculum: challenges and opportunities for teaching and learning. / Moncrieffe, Marlon; Dunford, Robin; Asare, Yaa.

Navigating with practical wisdom. ed. / Gina Wisker; Lynda Marshall; John Canning; Sue Greener. Brighton, United Kingdom : University of Brighton Press, 2019. p. 20.

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Moncrieffe M, Dunford R, Asare Y. Decolonising the curriculum: challenges and opportunities for teaching and learning. In Wisker G, Marshall L, Canning J, Greener S, editors, Navigating with practical wisdom. Brighton, United Kingdom: University of Brighton Press. 2019. p. 20