An Open Access educational platform resource for decolonising curricula, provides resources for rethinking of sociological concepts, categories and topics consisting of 5 modules.
- If creating web domain to host – skills for web design and technical support.
- If linking to or reusing content – limited or no resource required.
- Funding to set up and create platform.
Available evidence of impact:
- References at universities across UK as a teaching resource by academics (social media mentions).
- Linked/signposted to as a key resource from other institutional sites i.e. Decolonise Sociology at Cambridge.
Links to available resources:
- Connected Sociologies
- Renewal and Reconstruction in Sociological Theory: The Connected Sociologies Curriculum Project
- Connected Sociologies by Gurminder K Bhambra
Implementation and potential challenges:
- As an OER it’s free for universities to use and share the information with attribution (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0).
- Reticence to adopt/introduce GST thinkers, concepts or topics, consider linking to decolonization, racial exclusion and racialized hierarchies as agendas within universities.
- How could modules be incorporated into existing curriculum?
How to Use:
- Consider existing curriculum at your institution alongside the Connected Sociology Modules.
- E.g. Revisit introductory Sociological theory modules in relation to Connected Sociologies: Modern Social Theory and Criminology modules in relation to Connected Sociologies: Policing ‘Crime’ and ‘Violence’.
- Schedule your own series of events that foreground decolonial practice and race.
Unless otherwise specified content on the Connected Sociologies website is licensed under a Creative Commons License (CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0).