Inclusive and Equitable College Classrooms
Date: 12:40pm - 1:40pm PDT November 2, 2016 Location: JR Howard Hall Conference Room 302
JR Howard Hall Conference Room 302
Earlier this week, Dr. Sam Museus talked with members of our community about how to create equitable and inclusive college classrooms. We will continue exploring inclusive pedagogy. To spark some ideas for our discussion, please review my notes from Dr. Museus’s talk.
For a closer look at some of the research on creating more equitable classrooms, please see Yeager, Walton & Cohen’s 2013 paper, Addressing Achievement Gaps With Psychological Interventions. And for those of you interested in going further into the research literature, Walton, Cohen & Steele have compiled an extensive bibliography in their list of Empirically Validated Strategies to Reduce Stereotype Threat.
Questions to consider:
-To what extent do you find it helpful to put yourself “in the shoes” of the students as you plan your classes?
-How can we help students see academic struggles as opportunities to grow rather than as threats?
-What are some methods for supporting students’ sense of belonging in our classrooms?
-Have you tried any strategies to reduce stereotype threat in your classes? If so, how did it go?
-How can we support one another in our efforts to increase the cultural relevance of our pedagogy?