CATEGORY: Decolonising and diversifying the curriculum

Module 2: Knowing our histories

Course Access: Lifetime
Course Overview

This is the second in a series of six short online courses about decolonising and diversifying the curriculum. We recommend engaging with the modules in order. Get started with Module 1 here.

Learn about this series of courses:

Content in these modules has been developed by, and with feedback from, a range of expert teachers, leaders and researchers. The courses will support you to increase your knowledge of the multiplicity of British histories and identities, select literature and resources that foster belonging, address the perspectives represented in the curriculum, consider how lenses that decolonise and diversify can be applied to the curriculum, and have confident conversations with pupils about race.

Decolonising and diversifying the curriculum is a lifetime endeavour that involves significant critical reflection, learning and action. These modules are designed as a starting point and not the answer. We intend for your learning on this course to be a catalyst for further growth and development. Each of the modules will signpost you to further learning sources and engage you in considering future actions. As an organisation, we recognise the need to continue our own learning in this space and we commit to revisiting the content of these modules regularly.

As a practising teacher or leader who’s already invested in, or beginning to consider, decolonising and diversifying your curriculum, we hope that these modules will provide a space for you to reflect on your decision making and approaches, and engage in dialogue with other educators before planning next steps for your practice.

What will you learn in this short online course?

By the end of this second module, you’ll be able to describe why it’s important for pupils to learn about the multiplicity of British histories and identities. You’ll recognise the importance of deep knowledge to meaningfully embark on decolonising and diversifying the curriculum and you’ll be able to identify key figures, places and events from history that you’d like to learn more about to support your work.