Reflections on Teaching Anthropologically and Fostering Belonging as Anti-Racist Allies in a ‘Widening Participation’ University: An Ecological Approach
Botticello, J. and Caffrey, A. 2021. Reflections on Teaching Anthropologically and Fostering Belonging as Anti-Racist Allies in a ‘Widening Participation’ University: An Ecological Approach. Teaching Anthropology.
|Authors||Botticello, J. and Caffrey, A.|
This article critically reflects on anti-racist and anthropological teaching practices in a widening participation university. It argues that to make meaningful change to entrenched racism and awarding gaps in higher education lecturers must take action and work towards embedding anti-racism into every level of the university structure. We propose using an ecological model with lecturers at its heart as a practical tool to support this work. Lecturers can begin by examining themselves and bring their vulnerabilities and openness to change to their different fields of connectivity – with students, with the curriculum, with academic structures, and with colleagues, across the institution. Such work helps challenge sedimented beliefs and practices and moves the institution toward becoming a more inclusive or pro-belonging university for students and staff alike.
|Publisher||Royal Anthropological Institute|
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|Deposited||05 Feb 2021|
|Accepted||01 Feb 2021|
|Copyright holder||© The Authors|
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