Nini Fang's Story

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In this episode, Dr. Nini Fang, lecturer in Counselling, Psychotherapy and Applied Social Sciences and Associate Director for the Centre of Creative-Relational Inquiry at The University of Edinburgh, shares her tumultuous, personal experience delivering classes on racism and colonisation at an English university. This episode accompanies our July-August 'Hot Topic': “Lessons from the Learning and Teaching Conference 2021“.

In the second episode of our Learning and Teaching Conference series, Nini Fang gives an intimate retelling of her experience getting in trouble as a University Lecturer after delivering sessions on racism and decolonisation on a Difference and Diversity course. Her story poses large questions. What role does endurance play in an antiracist curriciulum? How does one walk the line of educating students on decolonisation and antiracism when these lessons may recontextualise some students’ identity while being familiar and deeply personal to other students? And how does one manage the divide that may emerge from these differing dispositions?
This episode serves as a rare behind-the-scenes look at the experience of a University Lecturer attempting to get collaborative reflection about racism and colonisation, and the unjust fallout which results. At Teaching Matters, we celebrate Nini sharing her story at the 2021 Learning and Teaching Conference and appreciate her allowing it to be translated into this gripping podcast episode.

Nini's story begins at 3:10.
Original languageEnglish
TypeTeaching Matters Podcast
Media of outputPodcast episode
PublisherThe University of Edinburgh
Publication statusPublished - 4 Aug 2021


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