Africa Knows! It is time to decolonise minds

Panel B07 (1 video; 6 papers, 3 withpdf files)

Title of panel:

Decolonising higher education in Africa: disciplinary and pedagogical Issues
[initiated by the University of Ghana at Legon]

Marieke van Winden (conference organiser, African Studies Centre Leiden);
Dzodzi Tsikata (University of Ghana);
Abena Oduro (MIASA University of Ghana).

Stream: B: Decolonising knowledge
Start time: 9 December, 2020 at 15:00 (UTC+1)
Session slots: 1

Long abstract:
This panel will examine processes and debates about decolonizing epistemologies, disciplines and pedagogy in higher education in Africa since the 1960s. The panel will discuss the contributions and stances of different actors, how they have defined decolonization in discourse and practice, and the implications for higher education in Africa.

6 Accepted papers:
1 no pdf file present The case for higher education: negotiating a decolonial social contract in the South African academy

2 pdf file present An investigation of the ongoing colonial legacies in Secondary High Schools in Ghana through the lens of Pan-Africanism

3 pdf file present A Quest for Decolonizing African universities

4 pdf file present Exploring the options for a decolonised knowledge paradigm for African education through a critical contrast of Afrikology, Negrology and Conceptual Africanisation

5 no pdf file present Going home: knowledge clashes in the disciplines

6 no pdf file present Knowledge politics in postcolonial Africa: Islam-oriented universities in Sudan

* This conference took place from December 2020 to February 2021 *
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