Centre for Teaching and Learning

Centre for Teaching and Learning
Centre for Teaching and Learning

Talls trees surrounding a natural trailMonthly Brown Bag Conversations: Discussing Decolonization Series

 

Facilitated by Lindsay Brant and Robin Attas, Centre for Teaching and Learning
F200 Mackintosh Corry, Large Collaboration Area

Faculty, staff, and students are welcome to monthly brown bag lunches to discuss the implications of decolonization for teaching and learning. Facilitators from the CTL will guide discussion, but all participants will contribute to the direction of each meeting and the direction of the program as a whole.  

Date, Topic and Description

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Welcoming students into decolonization on the syllabus and at the first class
Wednesday, August 21, 2019, 12:00 – 1:00pm

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What does decolonization look like in the classroom?
Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 12:00 - 1:00pm

We will have some selected faculty members share about how they are decolonizing their classroom, then an open discussion and idea sharing will take place.

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The risk of recolonizing: Balancing the work of decolonization so that Black, Indigenous, people of colour, mixed peoples are included but not overburdened
Wednesday, October 30, 2019, 12:00 - 1:00pm

We’ll discuss the tricky balancing act that those involved in decolonization must play in spaces like Queen’s where white settlers are the majority. How much of the work should be done exclusively by them? How can BIPOCM people be included in a way that doesn’t overextend their limited time and energy?

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Decolonizing Math and Sciences
Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 12:00 - 1:00pm

Can math and science be decolonized? Let’s discuss some techniques for decolonizing disciplines where it doesn’t seem as easy to do so. Open sharing and discussion of ideas and best practices.

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Outcomes

As a result of participating in this series, individuals will:

  • recognize and question their own knowledge and assumptions around decolonization
  • apply colleagues’ ideas on decolonization to their own teaching practice
  • actively participate in the decolonization of academia generally and Queen’s specifically
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