Centre for Teaching and Learning

Centre for Teaching and Learning
Centre for Teaching and Learning

bookshelvesCulturally Responsive Practice

As culture and education are intrinsically intertwined, responding to a culturally diverse student population requires educators to become aware of the different approaches to knowledge that students bring to class together with their unique learning challenges. This series is designed for educators to recognize and explore the importance of responding to students’ cultural references in praxis of teaching and learning. There will be opportunities for participants to share stories and tips for practices that help enhance an inclusive and supportive learning environment.

Supporting International Students in Remote Teaching and Learning Environments

Facilitated by Yunyi Chen, Centre for Teaching and Learning
Thursday, May 13, 2021; 1:30 – 3:00pm

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Queen’s has been providing education utilizing a variety of alternative formats. A remote teaching and learning environment may be challenging to many students, particularly the ones who come from diverse cultural, linguistic, and educational backgrounds. This session aims to discover the concept of educational equity and explore the unique challenges faced by international students in a remote course. Participants will work together in this session to discuss what educational strategies can be implemented to help international students overcome the anticipated challenges.

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Responding to Racial Micro-Aggressions in Times of Crisis

Facilitated by Yunyi Chen, Centre for Teaching and Learning
Thursday, May 27, 2021; 10:30 – 12:00pm

Racial micro-aggressions are more likely to occur in educational settings in times of crisis when tensions are often heightened resulting in compromised interactions. In line with the university’s commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, this session aims to explore how micro-aggressions operate, their numerous manifestations in education, and how they impact students. Participants will discover educational strategies needed to effectively respond to racial micro-aggressions in order to facilitate an inclusive and safe learning environment for all students.

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Developing Foundational Intercultural Teaching Competence

Facilitated by Yunyi Chen, Centre for Teaching and Learning
Wednesday, June 9, 2021; 1:00 – 2:30pm

With the continuous internationalization of the student population on campus, there is an increasing need for educators to develop foundational intercultural teaching competence to work effectively with students from diverse cultural, linguistic, and educational backgrounds. This session aims to help participants explore how their cultural positionality may shape their teaching beliefs and approaches, the way they interact with students and the impact on students’ learning experience. Participants will work together in this session to discuss how to appropriately respond to cultural differences that may occur in class.

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