Inclusive Pedagogical Practices
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As the field of public affairs has become increasingly focused upon issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion, the need to be conversant in inclusive pedagogical practices has risen dramatically. Geared toward those who are either in the early stages of their teaching careers, or simply want to learn more about the pedagogical pillar of higher education, this panel will cover a variety of techniques and practices for course planning and engagement with students in and out of the classroom. Topics for discussion will include the development of classroom norms and agreements, the creation of safe spaces for student engagement, acknowledgment of one’s positionality, course planning for both qualitative/discussion-based courses and quantitative courses, avenues for increasing one’s own cultural literacy, handling difficult classroom situations, overcoming the fear of making mistakes, and understanding how systems of power and privilege may play out in the classroom. The panel will include time for audience members’ questions and participation.
Moderator: Sarah Charnes, University of Washington
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