Diversity of Student Identities: Implications for Learning and Teaching

Date: 

Friday, May 12, 2017, 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Medical School, Modell 100A - Rosen Lecture Hall

This workshop will explore the diversity of identities of students in our classrooms and learning environments. Through interactive discussions on research data from existing literature, we will examine the implications of these diverse identities and their intersectionality on how students learn, how instructors teach, and how we interact with students in and out of the classroom. Together, we will consider complex issues such as cultural capital, implicit associations, microaggression, mindsets, social comparison, and stereotype threat, as we draw on literature examples from different institutional types and across disciplines. Participants can expect to leave this workshop with concrete strategies on creating more inclusive learning environments in their classrooms through considerations of complementary aspects of learning and teaching in relation to diversity of student identities.

Stanley Lo, PhD
Assistant Teaching Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology and of Mathematics and Science Education
University of California San Diego

Lunch will be provided. Open to all members of the Harvard Community. Registration is appreciated, either through the signup link below, or by emailing cfp@hms.harvard.edu.

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