Foundational Series

"student walking along a path on campus"This workshop series invites Queen’s teaching community to explore and develop their teaching practices through a variety of topics. Providing the building blocks for inclusive and effective teaching, these workshops include theoretical grounding and practical strategies.   

Anti-Racist Pedagogies: From Theory to Practice

Facilitated by Yasmine Djerbal, Centre for Teaching and Learning
Thursday, October 6, 2022, 1:00 - 2:30pm, Zoom

Setting the ground for anti-racist practices in course design, this workshop is intended for instructors who are interested in expanding their knowledge and skills, but don’t know where to start. Thinking about what anti-racist and inclusive teaching can look like, participants will consider key pillars to creating change through learning outcomes, content, assessment, and classroom environments.
While this workshop will provide participants with core competencies to design new courses or re-envision current courses, we ask that you take the following module 30 min from the Human Rights and Equity Office.

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Facilitating Difficult Conversations

Facilitated by Yasmine Djerbal, Centre for Teaching and Learning
Thursday, November 3, 2022, 11:00 - 12:30pm, Zoom

Much debate has taken in recent years about the place of difficult conversations in classroom discussions—especially when it comes to race, class, religion, gender and sexual identity, and experiences of what bell hooks has called imperialist white supremacist heteropatriarchy (2009)—and how instructors can facilitate conversations that can be politically charged, conducive to learning and accountable. In this workshop, we will think of proactive strategies for facilitation and think about ways you can create accountable spaces in face-to-face or online settings.  

Why “white supremacist capitalist heteropatriarchy?”:
Video: Bell Hooks on Interlocking Systems of Domination
Transcript p.7: Bell Hooks: Cultural Criticism & Transformation

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