FLC invites you to attend a free workshop on ‘Decolonising Pedagogy: A practical course’ to be held at University of Asia Pacific (February 4; 2:00 – 5:30 pm) and ULAB (February 5; 2:00 – 5:30 pm). The workshop will be led by Associate Professor Ahmar Mahboob and Mona Mamac from the University of Sydney.
While the British left South Asia formally in 1947, the emergent nations were unable to decolonise their education or knowledge construction. This has had a lasting impact on these nations and the well-being of their populations. Borrowing western academic knowledge/traditions and building our education on them can be considered as one form of a colonised pedagogy. For example, our understandings of the disciplines of anthropology, linguistics, psychology, and sociology (to name a few) are based on western thinking and traditions (and written in western languages). This colonisation of our knowledge structures has consequences not just for our academia, but our communities and peoples. In this workshop, we will discuss some of the ways in which our academia is colonised and consider actions that can be taken to decolonise pedagogy.