Decolonising the Curriculum reading list now live

The Decolonising the Curriculum Community of Practice is pleased to announce a collectively collated reading and resource list to the University community.

The collected works represent a collaborative starting point to understanding and undertaking decolonization of education and is therefore something that we expect to evolve and grow over time. We hope that the collection will foster, encourage and continue ongoing conversations.

The reading list consists of five sections:

1. What does it mean to undertake decolonization?

This section contains key texts about transforming university culture through promoting a decolonised and anti-racist curriculum. It starts with the UofG's action plan 'Understanding Racism, Transforming University Cultures', essential reading for anyone working and studying at this institution. It, moreover, links out to AdvanceHE's Anti-Racist Curriculum Project which has brought together a plethora of useful research and resources and, finally, two discursive resources on what it means to undertake decolonisation of UK HE.

2. Decolonising the academy (systems and structures)

This section includes texts about the systemic and structural issues in the way of decolonising Higher Education, some of which touch on internationalisation and global education systems while others discuss philosophical underpinnings.

3. Voices and perspectives

This section brings together an eclectic mix of different perspectives on decolonisation, including a systematic literature review and writings about racism in Scotland.

4. How do I start?

This section is all about the practicalities of decolonising the curriculum and lists resources and tool kits that can be helpful in making the first steps.

5. Embedding practices

This section lists books, articles and online courses that seek to move from theory to practice by decolonising methods and/or taking a decolonial approach into different subject disciplines.

We hope you enjoy the reading list and find it useful and inspiring for your own practice.

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First published: 1 December 2022