Description: In collaboration with four esteemed Indiana University faculty members, this workshop explores the challenges, opportunities, and benefits of “unlearning” centuries of ideas and infrastructures to intentionally diversify syllabi, lesson planning, and classroom instruction.
Presenters: Selene Carter, Tyron Cooper, Dionne Danns, and Virginia Githiri
Knowledge develops over time, and in virtually all fields, content develops as well. Such diversity will have a profound impact on student learning for all students, who need to understand a broader conception of the development of scholarly thinking and need to know more about our social contexts than might have been true decades ago. Engaging class, sexual orientation, gender, race, and ethnicity is pertinent for all learners, not just those from a particular group. – Daryl G. Smith (2015), Diversity’s Promise for Higher Education.