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Strengthening teacher networks: Decolonising secondary school history curricula

This event will provide an update on the report, and will be critiqued by a respondent. Delegates will also have the opportunity to ask questions throughout.

The decolonising of curricula is a current issue in education, but the complexities and varying interpretations of what this actually means can present challenges and uncertainty. During a time when these issues have been brought to the forefront of the education agenda, and many history teachers are keen to undertake this work, they appear more urgent than ever. 

The aim of this project, supported by BERA’s Small Grants Fund (SGF), was to incorporate decolonial practices as a key aspect of teacher development. The project had three objectives:

  • To facilitate a network for secondary school history teachers beyond their individual school contexts. 
  • To develop practices of co-production among the key stakeholders (researchers, practitioners, museum) to generate knowledge, tools and resources to support history teachers’ development of agency in the decolonising of the curriculum. 
  • To explore the process of collaboration and co-creation through data collection and analysis, and to share knowledge and understanding generated from the project with the wider education community. 

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16:00 BERA Introduction
16:05 Update of the report
16:20 Respondent
16:40 Q&A
16:55 Summary, thanks and conclude
17:00 Event Close

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Christine Callender, Dr

Associate Professor in Education at IOE, UCL's Faculty of Education and Society

Christine is an academic, lecturer and researcher of race in teacher education. She has been an educator for over twenty years, initially working in schools before moving to Higher Education. She was also a Regional Director for the National...


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Diane Warner, Dr

Senior Lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University

Dr Diane Warner is a senior lecturer in teacher education at Manchester Metropolitan University. She started in education as a primary school teacher and moved into initial teacher education in 2004 working on campuses in the North and South of...

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Anna Olsson Rost, Dr

Senior Lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University

Dr Anna Olsson Rost is a senior lecturer on the PGCE Secondary (history) course at Manchester Metropolitan University, and she is also the Programme Lead for the Secondary PGCE Programme. She has a background in teaching history to secondary...

Janine Ahle, Ms

Head of History at Abraham Moss Community School

Janine teaches at a highly diverse 3-16 all through school with over 60 different home languages spoken. Janine has applied her knowledge and experience of working in this setting to ensure that a similar level of diversity is present within the...

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Liz Thorpe, Ms

Learning Officer at People’s History Museum (PHM)

Liz is responsible for the coordination of the schools and family programmes at the national museum of democracy, where our radical past can inspire and motivate people to take action – to shape a future where ideas of democracy, equality,...

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