The passionate #BlackLivesMatter protests across the UK this year have oriented attention to the dominant unchallenged narratives of British history that remain ever present in our daily lives. Perhaps the most telling moment of the UK protests was the tearing down of the symbolically violent statue in Bristol of the slaver Edward Colston. This is action which relates to a growing mood by many involved in education that see the need for decolonisation of the Eurocentric curriculum.
Many relevant questions and challenges have been posed #BlackLivesMatter protests across the UK: What are the episodes of British history being taught in schools? Why these episodes? What is meant by decolonising the curriculum? How can this transform teaching and learning for the better? How do we go about this? What is the role of the teacher, and teacher-educator in supporting these processes of transformation?
This webinar welcomes Initial Teacher Training Educators; Headteachers; Policymakers; Primary School Teachers; BERA membership, NEU members to engage in discussion through these questions. The aim the webinar is to promote open discussion and debate for contributing to best practice in research, teaching and learning for decolonising the curriculum.