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Decolonising Geography 101

A introductory crash-course for Geography educators

The shift and desire to accelerate the momentum of the process of decolonisation in light of recent events has us asking, what does this mean for teachers and educators?

In the middle of last year, with a little help from my colleagues in the Decolonising Geography community, I looked into what 'decolonisation' means for the Geography teacher community in particular. Visit for the full article and video, which covers:

  • The context
  • What do we mean by 'decolonisation'?
  • Maps as a colonising/decolonising tool
  • Geographical texts
  • The portrayal of Africa and the 'single story'
  • Initial thoughts on how to 'decolonise geography'