Our first ever digital conference on Revolutionising UK Curricula and Pedagogy begins at 09:30 AM, Wednesday 28th April 2021 with a Project Myopia workshop lead by our founder, Rianna Walcott.
9:30 – 10:15 AM – Project Myopia Workshop: Decolonising the curriculum
Please join us for a Project Myopia workshop – we’ll be hosting a discussion on the topic of decolonising the curriculum and classroom. We’ll be discussing what decolonisation is and why it is relevant, sharing experiences of the classroom, and crafting creative responses to the call for a decolonised curriculum.
14:00 – 14:45 PM – Workshop: Inclusive teaching – Towards a liberated classroom
Please join us for a Project Myopia workshop that challenges assumptions about neutral classroom spaces, and works towards a liberated classroom: a safe, productive, inclusive educational space. In this interdisciplinary workshop we will discuss how to navigate challenges such as racism, sexism, ableism, classism, homophobia and transphobia, and develop our understanding of what ‘inclusive teaching’ should look like.
Rianna Walcott (she/her) is an LAHP-funded PhD candidate at Kings College London researching Black women’s identity formation in digital spaces, and a graduate twice over from the University of Edinburgh. She co-founded projectmyopia.com, a website that promotes inclusivity in academia and a decolonised curriculum. She frequently writes about feminism, mental health, race and literature for publications including The Wellcome Collection, The Metro, The Guardian, The BBC, Vice, and Dazed. Rianna is co-editor of an anthology about BAME mental health – The Colour of Madness, and in the time left over, she moonlights as a professional jazz singer. Rianna tweets at @rianna_walcott and more about her work can be found at riannawalcott.com