3D Pedagogy Framework

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The 3D Pedagogy Framework™ is a strategic model of culturally democratic education practice developed by Dr Deborah Gabriel through Black British Academics® to decolonize, democratize and diversify the higher education curriculum.  It targets education practice to enhance the experience and outcomes for students of colour while enriching the learning process for students of all ethnic backgrounds. Dr Gabriel has been embedding 3D Pedagogy into her own teaching practice for the past few years and during this time, has won three student awards and an Award in Academic Excellence. Findings from data and testimonies collected from  global participants suggest that 3D Pedagogy™ is an effective approach to enhance the cultural competence of education practitioners and promote critical reflective practice; important steps towards transforming the higher education curriculum and student learning experience.

3D Pedagogy HE Institutions

(where Dr Gabriel has delivered the workshop and/or curriculum review/development)

De Montfort University

Ravensbourne University

Lancashire Law School, University of Preston (pictured below)

University of Kent

University of Toronto



Gabriel, D. (2018). Pedagogies of Social Justice and Cultural Democracy in Media Higher Education. MERJ, Vol. 8 Issue 1, pp. 35-48.

Gabriel, D. (2019). Enhancing higher education practice through the 3D Pedagogy Framework to decolonize, democratize and diversify the curriculum. International Journal of Technology & Inclusive Education. Vol.8 Issue 2.

Gabriel, D. (2020)Critical Media Education for Social Justice. London: Routledge

Gabriel, D. (2020). Teaching to transgress through 3D Pedagogy: decolonising, democratising and diversifying the higher education curriculum in Transforming the Ivory Tower: Models for Gender Equality and Social Justice. (ed). Gabriel D. London: UCL Press

Gabriel, D. (2020) Transforming the Curriculum: Critical Theory and Practice on Race and Gender Through the Ivory Tower project and the 3D Pedagogy Framework in Reflections on Gender and Culture in Black Radical Education. (ed.), Clennon, O. Ontario. Routledge.

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