Faculty of Health and Wellbeing (HWB)
Academy of Sport and Physical Activity
The aim of this work is to raise awareness of a need to decolonise the curriculum project. A video was sent to all course leaders and they were asked to attend course team meetings to talk about some concrete ways in which they could make their curriculum more inclusive e.g. through examples and case studies, by making the reading lists diverse, by critiquing western assumptions (e.g. challenging the inherent individualism of Enlightenment thinkers and those who have come after them. A specific instance used in sport psychology would be Maslow). A small group of critical friends have formed who have the role of advising the Deputy Head who is leading the BAME work, on strategies strategies for tackling issues around whiteness in the curriculum. Many colleagues find this area of work challenging and have voiced their need for more support from those in SHU with relevant expertise. The request has been raised centrally and the HWB BME Working Group has an update with Professor Jacqueline Stevenson scheduled where this can be discussed.
For further information contact the project lead Amanda West, firstname.lastname@example.org