Certificate of Achievement

Mary Templeman Hogg - O'Rourke

has completed the following course:

Decolonising Education: From Theory to Practice

University of Bristol

This course provided practically-oriented advice on decolonial approaches in universities and other educational institutions. It covered decolonisation in various disciplines in social sciences, science, medicine and the arts.

4 weeks, 3 hours per week

Tansy Jessop

Pro-Vice Chancellor for Education

University of Bristol


Learning outcomes

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the history of colonialism and colonial thought with respect to the development of the university and other educational institutions
  • Explain to your colleagues and peers the critical importance of decolonial approaches in creating a fully inclusive educational learning environment
  • Identify and engage with the distinct legacies of colonialism across a range of disciplines in the social sciences, STEM and arts and humanities
  • Identify and assess appropriate actions and approaches that would be effective in developing decolonial practices in your own educational setting
  • Design and lead a change process that includes students, colleagues and other stakeholders in a joint programme of decolonisation.


  • Decolonisation of the curriculum: why it’s important for social and epistemic justice; what it is and isn’t
  • Colonialism and its legacy for modern education and knowledge
  • Why decolonisation has recently become a flashpoint, nationally and globally
  • Identifying and engaging important stakeholders in schools and universities; the importance of combining top-down and bottom-up decolonial approaches; including an institution-wide approach
  • Various practical approaches to decolonisation in the social sciences, sciences, health and the arts; their potential limitations and strengths

Issued on 30th January 2021

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Free online course:

Decolonising Education: From Theory to Practice

University of Bristol