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un·learn
ˌənˈlərn/
verb
gerund or present participle: unlearning
  1. discard (something learned, especially a bad habit or false or outdated information) from one’s memory.

I teach politics in the complicated country known as South Africa. We come from a history of imperialism, colonialism and apartheid. Somewhere between these three oppressive systems a lot of history was lost, buried and denied. I have only just begun the difficult task and process of unearthing and decolonizing my curriculum to help students unlearn what they have been taught and told all their lives.  I use this space to reflect on this process.

 

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