Press Release: PROWIBO publishes report on Decolonising Higher Education

Professors Without Borders has published a report for its webinar, in collaboration with St. Mary’s University London:

Culture, History, Tools and Teaching: A Challenge of the ‘Decolonisation’ Discourse in 21st Century Higher Education.

Read the report here

PROFESSORS WITHOUT BORDERS (PROWIBO) PRESS RELEASE 11 NOVEMBER 2021 | London

Culture, History, Tools and Teaching: A Challenge of the ‘Decolonisation’ Discourse in 21st Century Higher Education

Online Webinar 28 May 2021 11 AM BST 

Chaired by: Rachel Warnick- Professors Without Borders

Panelists:

Caroline Varin– Founder and CEO of Professors Without Borders and Senior Lecturer at Regent’s University London

Chandni Hirani– Head of Africa Programmes at London School of Economics

Chiedza Mutsaka Skyum– Program Lead- Global Challenges Faculty at African Leadership University

Ed Gonsalves– Director of Cooplexity Instute and Senior Lecturer at Regent’s University London

In collaboration with St. Mary’s University, this panel aimed to address the question ’What is decolonisation?’ As the panelists discussed, decolonisation involves the history of empire, domination, and the ongoing struggle for liberation. A key factor is highlighting marginalised and neglected stories. Decolonisation must use history as a tool to dismantle the current oppressive systems. Decolonisation looks at who, where, and what is taught to students in different parts of the world and why. 

This webinar was an excellent discussion about the way decolonisation affects students and why it is so important. The panelists also offered practical ways they would suggest to decolonise the education system as a whole, and within their own classrooms in everyday life.