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Understanding Learning Theories that Inform How We Promote and Advance Inclusive Teaching

21 February 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST


21 February 2023
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
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This workshop is a part of the Towards Anti-Racist and Anti-Oppressive Classrooms – Communities and Conversations Series

Kosha Bramesfeld, PhD (she/her), Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, Social Psychology, Psychology Department, UTSC
Dirk J. Rodricks, Ph.D. (he/him), Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, Department of Curriculum, Teaching, and Learning (CTL), Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE)
Jasjit Sangha, Faculty Liaison Coordinator, Anti-Racist Pedagogies, CTSI
Kyle Turner, Faculty Liaison, Teaching and Learning, CTSI

This session provides an overview of key research related to creating inclusive learning environments. Through an understanding of the theoretical foundations of anti-racist and anti-oppressive pedagogies, we will unpack how we as educators we can evolve our learning spaces and pedagogies to value students’ diverse experiences, remove barriers, nurture critical thinking skills and build community.

Participants will learn how to apply pedagogical tools and approaches drawing from research on: Universal Design for Learning (UDL), Culturally Responsive Pedagogy (CRP), Anti-Racist Education, Inclusive Education, Pedagogy of Kindness and Metacognition to create learning experiences that support inclusion, resiliency and empowerment for students.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand and recognize contemporary ideas and theoretical foundations underscoring the work of anti-oppressive/anti-racist teaching and learning practices
  • Demystify how to create an anti-oppression classroom, regardless of subject matter of your course
  • Discuss how identity impacts learning for students 
  • Learn from faculty who will share their experiences creating anti-oppressive classrooms 
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