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2 - Inclusivity Session

  • Page ID
    16749
  • Learning Objectives:

    Participants will be able to:

    • Be aware of the benefits and challenges of diversity in the classroom
    • Describe the impact of privilege, stereotype threat and unconscious bias and strategies to offset their impact
    • Discuss ideas about how to incorporate inclusive strategies into classroom activities

    Stereotype Threat:

    Implicit Bias

    Implicit bias tests

    Three steps to address unconscious bias: https://www.aperianglobal.com/3-steps-address-unconscious-bias/

    1. Understand that unconscious bias is normal
    2. Identify your biases and their potential impact in the workplace
    3. Broaden your viewpoint and educate others

    Assumptions & Privilege:

    The assumptions we and our students make in a learning community can exacerbate discrepancies in privilege

    Equality vs. Equity:

    • With equality, we assume everyone is the same and have the same needs
    • With equity, we want everyone to be treated fairly depending on needs
    • With liberation, the cause of the inequity was addressed and systemic barriers were removed

    Awareness:

    Awareness is key to mitigating the impact of our unconscious assumptions with intentional actions in the classroom

    Additional Resources:

    New classroom tool being developed at Harvard for inclusive teaching practices in large courses: http://teachly.me/

    Video on Cultural Humility:

    Session Slides:

    W2 Montana MoSI Inclusivity 2019.pptx