Centre for Teaching and Learning

Centre for Teaching and Learning
Centre for Teaching and Learning

students working in groupsAnti-Racist Pedagogy: An Introduction to Key Concepts and Practices Webinar

Facilitated by Dre Choi
Friday, February 19, 2021; 9:30 – 10:30am, Zoom

A limited number of opportunities for university instructors to gain a better understanding of concepts of race, racism, anti-racism, and anti-racist pedagogies through professional development workshops and training sessions within their respective institutions has been identified as one of the key barriers to effectively implementing anti-racist initiatives in Canadian Universities (Henry and Kobayashi 2017; Dua and Bhanji 2017). In this interactive webinar, we will explore key terms and theories in the practice of anti-racist pedagogies, as well as provide a brief overview of critical concepts underlying anti-racist pedagogical approaches such as race, racism, and anti-racism. With an introduction to ideas and best practices for embedding and supporting anti-racist pedagogies within university classrooms and departments, participants will be encouraged to reflect on the curriculum they teach and brainstorm ways they could integrate anti-racist pedagogies into their own classroom settings.

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Anti-Racist Pedagogy: An Introduction to Key Concepts and Practices – Q&A

Friday, February 19, 2021; 1:00 – 2:00pm, Zoom

Dre will be available for an informal hour-long discussion with peers and educational professionals.  Whether you attended their webinar or not, you are invited to join in the conversation.

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photo of Dre ChoiDre Choi, Ph.D. is an anti-racist, equity, and inclusion practitioner, educator, and researcher with over 10 years of professional experience designing, delivering, and advising on anti-racist, anti-oppressive, and equity-centered curriculumn and educational programs with and for people from a wide range of personal and professional backgrounds. Dre completed a Ph.D. at Queen’s University on the organizational changes required for fostering anti-racist practices and greater equity and inclusion in North American universities. They boast a strong research background in equity, effective anti-racist practices, and systemic racism in higher education. Their work can be found in Canadian Ethnic Studies and in The Equity Myth: Racialization and Indigeneity at Canadian Universities (UBC 2017). Currently, Dre works as an educational development consultant and specializes in designing and delivering equity-centered curriculumn for foreign trained healthcare workers.