Decolonial Approaches in Teaching and Research: Sharing Good Practice

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LJMU Student Life Building, Copperas Hill, Liverpool L3 5GD

9am - 2pm

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Conference: Decolonial Approaches in Teaching and Research: Sharing good practice
Date: Friday 11 November 2022
Location: LJMU Student Life Building (SLB)
Guest Speaker: Leon Moosavi (University of Liverpool)
Attendees: A free hybrid event, open to all LJMU Staff & Students

All LJMU staff and students are invited to a mini-conference highlighting developments in decolonial approaches to teaching and research across the university featuring three sessions of talks and discussion on decolonising pedagogy, assessment and research methods.

Presentations and discussions will take place in-person, with an option for attendees to join online via Teams.

Conference registration

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Conference programme

0900 - 0915: Arrival and Refreshments

0915 - 0930: Welcome

0930 - 1040: Pedagogical Approaches

  • Raising trainee teacher awareness of Eurocentrism and how this impacts upon curriculum design and choice of instruction (Victoria Brennan, School of Education)
  • Decolonising International Student Experience (Martin Selby, Liverpool Business School)
  • Midwifery Skills: Decolonised (Sarah McNamara, School of Nursing and Allied Health)
  • Mr Airport Man: Telling stories of transformation through haecceity, diffraction and autoethnography (Craig Hammond, School of Education)
  • Mathematics as a continuous endeavour (Amir Asghari, Schhol of Computer Science and Mathematics)

1040 - 1100: Refreshments

1100 - 1220: Research approaches

  • Building representation in sustainable socio-technical infrastructures for cultural heritage (Javier Pereda, Liverpool School of Art and Design)
  • Decolonising Research Methodologies: A Practical Approach (Cynthia Akwei, Liverpool Business School)
  • Decolonising animal behaviour fieldwork (Patrick Tkaczynski, School of Biological and Environmental Sciences)
  • Decolonising postgraduate research: Reflections of two PGRs (Ning Yan and Ellie Glover)
  • How bringing nature into cities can best be aligned with decolonising work (Polly Moseley, School of Biological and Environmental Sciences)
  • Decolonial Approaches in Large-Scale Contemporary Art Exhibitions in 2022: Venice Biennial, documenta 15 and manifesta 14 (Gabriela Saengar Silva, Liverpool School of Art and Design)

1220 - 1300: Lunch

1300 - 1415: Discussion session with Leon Moosavi

1415 - 1430: JMSU Presentation and Launch of Decolonising the Curriculum Pledge

Registration for the conference will remain open until Tuesday 1 November. Sign-up via Eventbrite.

Event organisers

The event is organised by the Decolonising the Curriculum Working Group and the Doctoral Academy, with support from the Teaching & Learning Academy.

Where possible, the organisers want to make a distinction between decolonial approaches and diversifying resources. Whilst the promotion of diverse representation plays a key role in equitable teaching and research, this event will focus on how staff and students are seeking to move beyond the representation of diverse scholars to engage in decolonial praxis. The aim is to create a welcoming and collaborative space with opportunities within sessions, and at the end, for respectful and reflective discussion.

Any questions can be sent via email to the event organisers.