Classroom Diversity: Learning from Difference

Description: Participants in this workshop will discuss how different dimensions of diversity (gender, race, religion, culture, skill/ability levels, learning preferences) can affect the classroom experience for students and instructors. Through guided discussion and case scenario analysis, we will consider helpful practices for navigating situations where differences challenge our assumptions about teaching, learning, students, and ourselves.
Learning Goals: After successfully completing this workshop you will be able to:
  • articulate the connection between their understanding of diversity and their philosophy of teaching.
  • identify different types of diversity and how they can impact teaching and learning.
  • apply strategies for addressing diversity in the classroom.
What to Bring: An open mind.
Handout(s):
In the Library: Voices of Diversity: Stories, Activities and Resources for the Multicultural Classroom. Lori Langer de Ramirez.
Scenarios for Teaching Writing : Contexts for Discussion and Reflective Practice Chris M. Anson [et al.] [PE 1404 .S33 1993]

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