2020 SYMPOSIUM ON TEACHING AND LEARNING
Friday, January 10, 2020
Faculty, Staff, Students, and Alumnae/i are welcome to attend. Boxed lunches will be served.
11:00 AM Welcoming Remarks
11:10 AM “The Promise and Practice of Inclusive Teaching”
Dr. Bryan Dewsbury
University of Rhode Island
Success broadly defined in courses in general is determined by a number of diverse variables including the degree to which the student is socially connected to classroom experience and discipline. As key stakeholders in the education community, we can play a critical role in constructing an environment that promotes equity and prepares each individual for transformative engagement in the academic experience. Transformation involves expanding our pedagogy to be inclusive pedagogy through a critique of our cultural assumptions about students, self, and others remaining from our childhood perspectives. The keynote address will highlight the results of five years of an inclusive approach to an introductory biology course, and make suggestions for those interested in embarking on inclusive pedagogies for their own contexts. The subsequent workshop will help participants confront the complexity that is the social difference, and discuss how that difference can be either be a hindrance or strength depending on how we allow it to impact the classroom experience.
12:30 PM Lunch and Workshop