Decolonising the curriculum: What can we learn from Global South theories and experiences?
12:30 pm to 2:00 pm, 31 October 2018
Decolonising the curriculum centres on three key questions: what is taught? How it is taught? And who teaches it?
Elvin Hall20 Bedford WayLondonWC1H 0ALUnited Kingdom
To illustrate what kind of interventions are needed, Dr Sharlene Swartz describes a new project in the field of youth studies that illustrates how theory develops, travels, unravels and regenerates.
In this way, Dr Swartz will showcase new theoretical ways of understanding Southern youth’s life-worlds (with its starkly differing material realities) and offers ways to avoid essentialising and homogenising Southern experiences.
About the Speaker
Dr Sharlene Swartz
at Human Sciences Research Council in South Africa
Dr Swartz is Executive Director of the Transformative Education Research Programme at the Human Sciences Research Council in South Africa, and the author of multiple books, including 'Studying while black: Race, education and emancipation in South African universities' (2018).More about Dr Sharlene Swartz