Decolonising Assessment toolkit – Team Mercury

Before we can begin to decolonise assessment, we first need to orientate ourselves towards the them of decolonisation itself. This toolkit begins with an artwork created by Laura Blight specifically to visualise the complex dynamics at play within decolonisation. The authors then explain the relationship between decolonisation and assessment, and provide a helpful flow diagram which guides the reader to reflect on their position. The toolkit then sets out a series of practical steps we can take to decolonise our assessment process and work ‘through compassion and empathy’ in order to provide a more equitable assessment experience for our students.


Suggested citation: Butterworth, R., Allsopp, S., Blight, L., Ozguner, A., and Williams, R. (2021) Decolonising Assessment toolkit. Journal of Useful Investigations in Creative Education.


Published on 31st October 2021 | Photo by Jeremy Bezanger on Unsplash

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