"I Just Treat Everyone the Same": Moving From Equality to Equity in Teaching
Sep 23, 2013
from 02:00 pm to 03:00 pm
|Contact Name||Jackie Fryer|
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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.
-Participants will gain a basic understanding of the assumptions and goals of inclusive pedagogy.
-Participants will learn the differences between equality and equity with respect to teaching practice.
-Participants will 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.