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“I just treat everyone the same”: Moving From Equality to Equity in Teaching

Houchens 105

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When Sep 19, 2012
from 12:00 pm to 01:00 pm
Where Houchens 105
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Contact Phone 502-852-5882
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Description. As educators, we have a professional obligation to treat our students fairly, so it is natural to think that this means treating everyone the same. This workshop will explore the multiple ways that the assumptions we make as teachers can privilege certain groups while disadvantaging others. We will see that when we fail to critically examine these assumptions, treating everyone the same will not lead to an equitable learning environment.

 

Learning Outcomes. As a result of this session, participants will:

  • gain a basic understanding of the assumptions and goals of inclusive pedagogy. 
  • learn the differences between equality and equity with respect to teaching practice. 
  • reflect self-critically about their own teaching practices.
 
Presenter. David Owen is an Associate Professor of Philosophy and Director of Diversity Programs for the College of Arts and Sciences. His primary research and teaching interests are in the philosophy of race, critical whiteness studies, critical social theory, and the philosophy of social science.

 

 

 

 

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