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We believe it is long overdue that the colonial roots of history education and its connection to modern-day racism are properly addressed in the classroom, which is the focus of the webinar series “Decolonising History”. In addition, we believe that the effect of the colonial past on everyday racism goes far beyond how the colonial past is tackled in the classroom, encompassing every aspect of education from access to schooling to teacher training to non-formal education.

The panel discussion will explore what decolonisation entails outside of the classroom, in particular in relation to curriculum design, teacher education, and museum curation.

Speakers and Moderator

Dr Marlon Moncrieffe, University of Brighton. Dr. Mocrieffe is Senior Lecturer at the School of Education, University of Brighton. His areas of research and interest are: 20th Century Black-British histories to the present; National Identity, Decolonising Curriculum Knowledge; Anti-Racism. In addition, he is a world renowned expert on the history and lives of Black cycling champions. He will be talking about ‘decolonising the curricululm’, starting from the British curriculum and widening the angle to general considerations about decolonising the curriculum.

Dr Heloise Sathorar and Dr. Deidre Geduld, Nelson Mandela University in Port Elizabeth. Dr. Sathorar is Head of Department for Secondary School Education at the School of Education, Nelson Mandela University. Her areas of research and interest include: Decolonising Education and Critical Pedagogy. Dr. Geduld is Senior Lecturer at the School for Initial Teacher Education, Nelson Mandela University. Her areas of research and interest include: Early Child Development, Inclusive Education, Critical Pedagogy, and Decolonising the Curriculum in the South African Context. Together, Dr. Sathorar and Dr. Geduld will be talking about ‘decolonising teacher education’, starting from a research they conducted in South Africa and widening the angle to more general considerations.

Dr. Laura Van Broekhoven, Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford. Dr. Van Broekhoven is Director at the Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford. Her current research interests include repatriation and redress, with a focus on the importance of collaboration, inclusivity and reflexive inquiry. Her regional academic research has focused on collaborative collection research with Amazonian (Surinam and Brazil) indigenous peoples, Yokot’an (Maya) oral history, Mixtec indigenous market systems, and Nicaraguan indigenous resistance in colonial times. She will be talking about decoloniality from the point of view of museums and museum curation.

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Participation Fee

Participation to the Panel Discussion is free of charge

Contact us!

Would you like more information on the panel discussion?

Please, reach out at secretariat@euroclio.eu with the subject line “Decolonising Education”. We will be in contact as soon as possible.

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May 15, 2021
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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