Exploring Complex Classroom Dynamics Using Case-Studies – December 1, 2021

Event Date & Time

  • December 1, 2021
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Event Description

This session is also part of the Indigenous Initiatives Classroom Climate series.

Note: This is an application session where participants will apply their learnings from previous Classroom Climate or Anti-Racist Teaching workshops. Because of this, we recommend that participants have attended at least one other session in either of these series before participating in this workshop, and/or bring equivalent prior knowledge and experience with anti-racist concepts and classroom practices.

In this workshop we will explore complex classroom dynamics, such as microaggressions and tensions when students have conflicting world views. Drawing from select Open Case Studies at UBC that highlight Indigenous student experiences in diverse classrooms, participants will work in breakout groups to unpack the scenarios and discuss how they resonate with our current classroom contexts and climates. Concepts and topics that may be raised include: tokenism, conflicting world views, burden of representation, course topics that impact students personally, and self-determination. Participants who have taken other workshops within the Anti-Racist Teaching Workshops will have the opportunity to apply what they have learned to their analysis of cases and come up with practical strategies.


  • Sue Hampton, Educational Consultant, CTLT
  • Claudia Diaz, Educational Consultant, CTLT Indigenous Initiatives
  • Kyle Shaughnessy, Education Consultant, CTLT Indigenous Initiatives and HR Workplace Learning & Engagement


This event will be hosted online on Zoom.