Articles | Volume 5, issue 3
Geosci. Commun., 5, 189–204, 2022
Geosci. Commun., 5, 189–204, 2022
Review article
08 Jul 2022
Review article | 08 Jul 2022

Geology uprooted! Decolonising the curriculum for geologists

Steven L. Rogers et al.

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Geology is not apolitical. Here, we explore what decolonising the curriculum means, both in a wider sense and specifically for the discipline of geology. We outline some of the colonial past of the discipline and also point to its colonial present in the hope that we can do better in the future. We explain some of the discipline-specific jargon, theory, and practice associated with decolonising. Some suggestions are included to help geology teams begin their decolonising the curriculum journey.
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