Relations internationales

C05(d) - Decolonizing the IR Curriculum: Assessments (ISA-Canada Professional Development)

Date: Jun 12 | Heure: 03:30pm to 05:00pm | Salle:

Chair/Président/Présidente : Liam Midzain-Gobin (Brock University)

Discussant/Commentateur/Commentatrice : Ajay Parasram (Dalhousie University)

Discussant/Commentateur/Commentatrice : Rachel George (University of Victoria)

Heather Smith (University of Northern British Columbia)
Liam Midzain-Gobin (Brock University)
Nadège Compaoré (University of Toronto)

Abstract: In ongoing conversations aimed at decolonizing IR syllabi, attention is largely paid to reading lists. While these remain undeniably white and Western-centric in authorship, issues covered, and perspectives taught, such a focus overlooks an important aspect of curriculum: assessment. Recognizing this, and building off conversation cafés and roundtable discussions organized by the PD Committee between 2019-2023 around decolonizing and Indigenizing IR curricula, this event will bring together a diverse set of scholars during a workshop session at the ISA-Canada regional conference at CPSA 2024 with the aim of developing assignment templates and assessment guides. This document will then be hosted on the ISA website so that it may be used and drawn from by all those teaching in the area of international studies. The workshop will bring together those who have been participating in conversations to date, as well as other experts. Committee members will bring notes and background materials developed out of the workshop session Decolonizing the IR Curriculum: A Conversation Café held at ISA 2023, participate as rapporteurs, and help prepare the final document. The workshop itself will be led by scholarly facilitators with expertise and past experience with principles of decolonization and developing assignments and assessments. The structured session will develop: 1) text descriptions of assignments, and 2) an assessment guide for each assignment. Participants will be drawn from those who have expressed interest in the initiative and those who have participated in previous sessions, and will be expected to bring their existing syllabi/assignment lists and ideas for what else to incorporate.