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Fighting the BIPOC Awarding Gap: Decolonising Translation in Higher Education

Oaknin, Mazal; Bolanos-Garcia-Escribano, Alejandro; Navarrete, Marga; (2024) Fighting the BIPOC Awarding Gap: Decolonising Translation in Higher Education. Alfinge: Revista de Filología , 35 pp. 66-87. 10.21071/arf.v35i.16370. Green open access

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Abstract

This article reports on a project entitled “Tackling the BIPOC Awarding Gap” (2022-2025), whose aim is to foster teacher training practices that enhance diversity in language learning environments and tackle the awarding gap experienced by BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) aka BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Colour) students. According to Advance HE (2021), the difficulties experienced by BAME-BIPOC students to achieve higher marks remain a patent reality in most of today’s higher-education institutions in the UK. This paper describes how our collaborative project endeavours to tackle the BAME-BIPOC awarding gap from four main angles: 1) student-teacher collaboration; 2) teacher training; 3) redevelopment and decolonisation of practical translation syllabi; and 4) the establishment of a support network. In this paper, the focus is put on the main challenges, lessons learnt and examples of best practices stemming from the first year of this project.

Type: Article
Title: Fighting the BIPOC Awarding Gap: Decolonising Translation in Higher Education
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.21071/arf.v35i.16370
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.21071/arf.v35i.16370
Language: English
Additional information: This is an open access article under the CC BY license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Keywords: BIPOC awarding gap. EDI. Translation. Decolonising the curriculum. Language learning.
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of Arts and Humanities
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > SELCS
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10186424
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