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The university classroom is often the first place students engage in critical discussions with others from diverse backgrounds on socially and politically sensitive issues. It provides a unique opportunity for exploration, growth and critical thinking. However, these exchanges do not always result in productive learning experiences for everyone.
This workshop will:
- Introduce ways to engage the diverse individuals who come together to form a “class” through acknowledging the influence of their socio-cultural backgrounds and previous experiences on their teaching and learning.
- Provide tools and resources for you to actively design the “climate” of your classroom, including critical questions to guide your course planning.
- Discuss the potential benefits of designing and nurturing a resilient classroom climate (e.g., improving student learning in and outside the classroom, life-wide skill building)
Facilitators: Lisa Nathan,Amy Perreault, Hanae Tsukada
For a list of all upcoming sessions for NEW Faculty visit: http://events.ctlt.ubc.ca/tag/new-faculty/