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Decolonise your reading lists

Research (both internationally and at the University of Plymouth) shows that where reading lists consider the diversity of the student body, student engagement is improved as well as the development of key graduate attributes. Small changes to your course material could have major impacts to the way students respond to the course. There are a number of ways you can consider diversifying your reading list, and you can approach your Information Specialist for help. They can provide training and teaching sessions that incorporate information and critical literacy and help to develop in students some of the attributes of the Plymouth Compass such as being a Sustainable and Global Citizen and Critical and Creative Learner.

University of the Arts, London have produced a short best practice guide to decolonising your reading list which includes some useful steps to take in order to question your reading list.