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Welcome to the Course

A quick overview of the course with an emphasis on week one.

Welcome to this course on Decolonising Education: From Theory to Practice.

In this video, we introduce the course as a whole, but concentrate on what you might expect in week 1. This week, we explore:

  • key issues around language and terminology that relate to decolonisation

  • the concepts of decolonisation and decoloniality in a historical context

  • the relationship between colonialism and the university

  • examples from the city of Bristol on how people are engaging in decolonial work

  • global perspectives and histories of decolonisation

  • why decolonisation has become an important key word in the 21st century

As we will discuss across this course, developing a shared vision of what decolonising education means is an ongoing process. At the University of Bristol, this process emerges from practical efforts to decolonise the curriculum across the university and through engagement with the city and with global debates. Developing this course is itself one step in that journey.

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