Arts & Culture

Decolonising the Primary School History Curriculum

4:30 pm - 5:45 pm | 22 October 2020
Online | £0 - £3.80

Join Dr. Marlon Moncrieffe and Naheeda Maharasingam for an interactive workshop.

This workshop will provide new routes for teaching and learning about race-equality through the concept of critical multicultural education and theories of historical consciousness for de-colonising the curriculum.

This workshop will begin with sharing some understandings of ‘decolonisation’. We will discuss what we think this term implies for ourselves as educators: How are we orientated? How does this positioning have an influence on the work of our schools, and the learning of our children?

Case studies and discussion will continue through the identifying and arresting of ‘epistemic violence’ in the primary school curriculum for history.

The concept of critical multicultural education and theories of historical consciousness are shared as routes to praxis for decolonising the curriculum.

The desired outcome of this workshop is to empower school leaders and teachers to see how they are able to enact the current aims and contents of the national curriculum through their trans-formative and inclusive interpretations of praxis.

This event is hosted by Naheeda Maharasingam, Network Leader for the Rathfern CCT Research Network.

Register to attend here

Dr Marlon Moncrieffe offers expertise in teaching and learning through theories of critical multicultural education. He taught in Primary Schools from 1999 to 2013 and was a Head of Mathematics, Head of English and Deputy-Headteacher leading on curriculum, monitoring, and assessment. His continuing research on curriculum development advances Initial Teacher Training and Primary School education through the use of narrative inquiry as a method for teaching and learning on Race Equality. He focuses particularly on the application of 20th century Black-British history and its cross-cultural interaction with White-Britain for helping to advance education, teaching and learning about fundamental British Values (civic national values) and for ‘Decolonising the Curriculum’. He takes an interdisciplinary approach to research through education, history, sociology, arts and humanities.

Moncrieffe is a leader in the field on research into the history of minority-ethnic group participation in competitive cycling in Britain. His groundbreaking race education work entitled ‘Made in Britain: Uncovering the life-histories of Black-British Champions in Cycling’ has won wide acclaim for illuminating issues of racial inequality, mono-ethnic representation and the need for broader inclusion and diversity.

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