Show, Tell and Talk: Decolonisation and sustainability
April 10, 2024 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Many higher educational institutions and disciplines of study were created during colonial times and their curricula developed to match that world view. This has affected the way knowledge is produced, validated and disseminated. Decolonisation is an active process of critical scrutiny of our curricula and teaching practices aimed at understanding this legacy and beginning the work of dismantling it.
The Sustainable Development agenda calls on humanity to face the challenges of the Climate and Ecological Emergencies in a way which respects the needs and aspirations of those who are most marginalised – particularly, but not exclusively, those in Global South nations. The University of Bristol is committed to educate our students to understand, critically engage with and help shape the transformations to society that this demands.
This session will include a series of presentations and talks on decolonising and sustainability activities within schools and divisions within the University, followed by feedback and discussions.
This 90 minute in-person workshop takes place in Room 1.20, Helen Wodehouse Building, 35 Berkeley Square.
- Alvin Birdi – Associate PVC – Education Innovation and Enhancement
- Chris Preist – University Academic Director of Sustainability
The session includes a presentation, group discussion, and will end with a chance to mingle with fellow attendees over tea and biscuits.
Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided. Drinking water is also available.
Teaching and teaching support staff.