Decolonising the Curriculum
14th June 2023
Marshall’s are pleased to announce the release of our latest course on Decolonising Campus. Written in partnership with Buckinghamshire New University, this course will introduce you to the concept of decolonisation in Higher Education and its significance for an ethical institution.
The journey of decolonisation can seem daunting. In fact, a recent study found that the biggest barrier to taking action is the lack of a starting point, with HE colleagues expressing fear of ‘getting it wrong’ or ‘not knowing enough to act’. This worry is compounded further when we consider that professionals outside of the academic departments, may not be aware of decolonisation in the context of their roles and how it can impact departments from Information services, to estates and facilities.
Looking beyond the issues of decolonising the curriculum, this course will explore its importance in relation to different functions within the university and offer valuable insights and tips on how to advance the principles of decolonisation in their day-to-day activities and making a positive impact towards promoting inclusion and equity on campus.
By the end of this course, learner can expect to be able to:
- Describe what decolonising is and its significance for academic and professional service roles.
- Identify the reasons why decolonisation is important from an ethical and practical basis.
- Begin to apply best practice in decolonisation within the context of your role in the university.