Panel discussion on decolonising science

15 September 2017 | Story Helen Swingler. Photo Pixabay.

Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Loretta Feris and the Curriculum Change Working Group have invited the UCT community to a panel discussion on decolonising the science curriculum with guest speaker Professor Chandra Raju. Raju is the vice-president of the Indian Social Science Academy.

Raju, a mathematician and computer scientist, believes that decolonising the science curriculum poses a special challenge and that if approached from the perspective that science is objective and universal, will result in a superficial decolonisation of the science curriculum.

He has developed and taught ‘decolonised’ courses on mathematics and on the history and philosophy of science and is the author of 12 books and many articles on these topics.

The panel discussion will be held at 17:30 on Tuesday, 19 September, Seminar Room, Level 4, School of Economics, Middle Campus. Please RSVP to Zaaida Valie on 021 650 1006 by 15 September.

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