Undergraduate years are a time for cultural exploration and self reflection, and university classrooms are ideal environments for engaging students around oppression, privilege, and social justice. While these topics help students learn more about themselves and their world, engaging them is not always easy, and there are many possible barriers to successful social justice education. Furthermore, in line with the theme of this conference, successfully teaching these topics depends on constant assessment of students’ learning and adapting the course in response.
Upon completing this session, participants will:
1) become more familiar with diversity and social justice curricula
2) identify the importance of organizing classroom activities in an educational progression,
3) practice different ways of responding to student comments and controversial discussion in the classroom
4) explore their own roles with respect to facilitating diversity and social justice activities.
Presented by Olya Glantsman (Psychology) Co-presenter Elizabeth McConnell (Psychology)
Thursday, April 5 at 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Lincoln Park Student Center 314A