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Introduction to Week 3

Steve Eichhorn, Shaun Olok-Jacobs and Ceara Webster introduce week 3's content.
[Music] hello my name is uh professor steve Eichhorn and welcome to decolonizing education uh this week week three we’re going to be discussing the decolonization of science technology engineering and mathematics hi I’m Sean I’m a second year chemistry student but also a BAME advocate at the university of bristol I wrote an article for this course about the social uses of science medicine in colonial exploitation which is quite useful in terms of understanding the context behind some of the things that we potentially learned within the science fields and and medical practices hi my name is Ceara I am a Masters student at the University of Bristol and i am studying in the school of Geographical Sciences so i have written and co-written pieces for section 2 alongside along the lines of decolonizing and de-centering the european subject and then in section week three in looking at STEM i’ve been looking at what it means to decolonize science and medicine and decolonizing scientific language whether that’s in the actual in the classroom or whether that’s in publishing other things that we look at in the course are the colonial exploitation of engineering and looking also with industrial colonization where industries actually become the coloniser we also look at science and medicine and the practices within sciences and medicine and how those disciplines develop under colonialism and we’ll also try and address some challenges in being able to decolonize curricula in stem subjects looking at things like interdisciplinarity and the approaches to challenging the scientific canon i hope you enjoyed the course thank you

Steve Eichhorn, Shaun Olok-Jacobs, and Ceara Webster introduce week 3 where we present the decolonisation of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. We cover a range of topics in this week, addressing issues of colonialism in forming subjects in the scientific canon, the colonisation of scientific language, and some specific examples of where anti-racist approaches to decolonisation can address issues in STEM.

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