Two weeks left to submit your abstract for the SEB OED symposium
OED SYMPOSIUM: DECOLONISING AND DIVERSIFYING BIOSCIENCES EDUCATION:
TWO WEEKS LEFT TO SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACT
The SEB OED symposium will take place in Robinson College, Cambridge from 19 to 20 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.
Abstract submission will be closing at Midnight (GMT) on 21 October 2022.
Early bird registration deadline will be closing at Midnight (GMT) on 18 November 2022 so do not miss out on your chance to participate to this amazing event!
Organized by Katharine Hubbard (University of Hull); Catherine Mansfield (Imperial College London); Isaiah Ting (University of Surrey) and Tina Joshi (University of Plymouth), the "Decolonising and Diversifying Biosciences Education" symposium is an event not to be missed.
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MEET THE SPEAKERS
- Jason Arday ([email protected])
Racial Inequality and Social Justice in Higher Education
- Sarah Marie Da Silva ([email protected])
Confirmed Abelism in bioscience: its history and how we can take positive steps towards disability inclusion
- Carol Ibe ([email protected])
Work on training African researchers
- Nick Freestone ([email protected])
Closing the Awarding Gap
- Prachi Stafford ([email protected])
Decolonisation of the biology curriculum
SPREAD THE WORD
The SEB would like to enlist your help in spreading the word about this event which promises to be a fantastic meeting!
We have some nice imagery and suggested tweets you can use to promote the symposium.
If you have any queries or issues registering please do not hesitate to contact us on [email protected].
We very much look forward to seeing you there.
With best wishes,
The SEB team