Masterclass series, Victoria, The Neuroscience of Creativity by Nerdy Novelist Sue Woolfe African Studies expert Harry Garuba situates the current agitation for change in the long tradition of calls for curriculum change of the 1960s in post-colonial Africa and the moves of multiculturalism in the 1980s in the US. Teacher Aisha Thomas, in her recent TED talk, spoke of how 'every day BAME children are educated without seeing themselves in the curriculum or their environment. Simply select your manager software from the list below and click on download. The Decolonising the Curriculum Toolkit is a collaborative project involving students and staff at the University of Westminster and beyond. One of the concerns of the decolonising movement is how curriculum content is dominated by – to name some – white, male, western, capitalist, … Pran Patel looks at the school curriculum in the UK. Sydney, New South Wales, Copyright © 2010–2021, The Conversation Media Group Ltd, The Neuroscience of Creativity by Nerdy Novelist Sue Woolfe, Applying behavioural science to create change, Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Economics (Health and Wellbeing), Associate Lecturer or Lecturer, (ECDF) in Digital Health, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander project based scholarships - An Intergenerational Oral History of the Koori Courts (Ngarnga Nanggit), Lecturer (Indigenous [Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander] Education). Decolonising the curriculum is not an end, but the beginning of a longer process of transformation.’ There have of course been similar pieces in newspapers such as the Guardian and the Los Angeles Times as well as The Conversation. What does ‘Decolonise the Curriculum’ mean to you? Below we explain some of the key issues involved. As a part of our ongoing reflexive process at People’s Knowledge and at CAWR (e.g . 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The six which I’ll explore in this article are by no means the only ones and are not discussed in order of priority. Future public sector leaders' series The curriculum – and particularly its assessment systems – serve to reproduce society’s broader inequalities. The statue was the flash point around which students organised themselves under the banners of #RhodesMustFall, #FeesMustFall and drove a national – later international – debate about decolonisation and structural change in universities. Wherever possible we have made these reading that can be accessed freely. I reread and listened to earlier contributions to tease out from the many entangled demands a list of challenges. Political Studies Review 2019 17: 2, 196-201 Download Citation. Many professional curricula have shifted to problem-based or problem-centered. 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