DECOLONISING AND DIVERSIFYING BIOSCIENCES EDUCATION
DATE: 19th-20th December 2022
There is an urgent need to re-consider this, and to adopt a more diverse and decolonised approach. This meeting will examine how we teach the Biosciences through an equality and diversity lens.
Topics will include the historical legacies of colonialism on the Biosciences, the need to adopt more diverse and inclusive examples, ableism within the curriculum, awarding gaps for disadvantaged students, and how Biology education can better incorporate international perspectives.
The meeting will also include student perspectives, and the emotional implications of receiving a non-inclusive education. The meeting will encourage delegates to consider their own teaching practices, and to identify ways in which they could become more inclusive. This meeting therefore aligns closely with both the 'Teaching and Learning' and 'Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity' aims of the OED section.
Grants each of £100 have been made available by the Company of Biologists to support ECRs and minority delegates (subject to successful application).
The full Programme is available on the registration page
Please note: Registration does not include the event dinner, or accommodation. Please click on the accommodation tab to book accommodation for the event, and the event dinner can be booked when registering. We look forward to seeing you at the event!
This event is being sponsored by The Company of Biologists.