Decolonising the Curriculum in HE- Visiting Speaker Series

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Please join us for a talk by Professor Penny Enslin, University of Glasgow, UK.

Professor Enslin's talk title and abstract will be detailed here very soon.


Professor Penny Enslin joined the School of Education as Chair in Education and Director of the EdD programme in 2006, from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, where she is Emeritus Professor in the School of Education. At Wits University she served as Head of the Department of Education and as Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Education and the Faculty of Humanities. Before joining Wits University she taught History and Religious Instruction in secondary schools in Johannesburg.

Recent publications include:

Enslin, P. (2020) Monuments after empire? The educational value of imperial statues. Journal of Philosophy of Education, (doi: 10.1111/1467-9752.12520) (Early Online Publication)

Enslin, P. and Horsthemke, K. (2018) Rethinking the ‘Western tradition’. In: Peters, M. A. and Mika, C. (eds.) The Dilemma of Western Philosophy. Series: Educational philosophy and theory. Routledge, pp. 42-50. ISBN 9781138080614

Enslin, P. (2017) Postcolonialism and education. In: Noblit, G. W. (ed.) Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Education. Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780190264093 (doi:10.1093/acrefore/9780190264093.013.4)

Enslin, P. (2016) Europe and the post colony: possibilities for cosmopolitanism. In: Papastephanou, M. (ed.) Cosmopolitanism: Educational, Philosophical and Historical Perspectives. Series: Contemporary Philosophies and Theories in Education (9). Springer: Dordrecht, pp. 151-162. ISBN 9783319304281 (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-30430-4_11)

Enslin, P. and Tjiattas, M. (2017) Getting the measure of measurement: global educational opportunity. Educational Philosophy and Theory, 49(4), pp. 347-361. (doi: 10.1080/00131857.2015.1048667)


13:00 Welcome by Chair, Dr Andrea English

13:05 Talk by Professor Enslin

13:45 Discussion

14:15 Close

About this series

This series is sponsored by The Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain; University of Edinburgh's Moray House School of Education and Sport, Race Equality Subgroup; and The Centre for Education on Racial Equality in Scotland.

The series will run from January – June 2021.

Other Talks in the Series:

21 January 2021 - Dr Foluke Adebisi , University of Bristol, UK

4 March 2021 - Professor Boaventura de Sousa Santos, University of Coimbra, Portugal (Distinguished lecture)

22 April 2021 - Dr Dominic Griffiths, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg

30 April 2021 - Rowena Anthea Azada-Palacios, Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines and University College London, UK (Special Talk for School Teachers on Decolonising the Curriculum in Schools)

13 May 2021 - Dr Jason Arday, Durham University, UK

3 June 2021 - Professor Farid Panjwani, Aga Khan University, Pakistan

Any questions about this event, please contact the series organiser:

Dr Andrea English ,

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