In Episode 42: becoming conscious about oppression; why we need to re-think traditional critical thinking and debating approaches in the classroom; and how we can push beyond generic approaches to diversity and inclusion.
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- Maha Bali is an Associate Professor of Practice at the Center for Learning & Teaching at the American University in Cairo.
- Maha is also the co-founder & co-director of virtuallyconnecting.org.
Episode 42 – Quick Guide
- Maha introduces herself
- Becoming conscious of our oppression
- The challenge of implementing critical pedagogy – in the classroom and online
- Gender inequality in STEM | The privileging of men in STEM
- Feminist conceptions of critical thinking | gendered ways of knowing
- Critically unpacking traditional ‘critical thinking’ and debating approaches in the classroom (including fake binaries)
- An alternative approach to debating (Stephen Brookfield idea)
- Getting beyond generic approaches to diversity in schools
- Re-thinking how we view our anger
- Learning to recognise our triggers, and the legitimacy of our anger
- Building affiliation across points of difference (building community and trust)
- Critically unpacking traditional approaches to ‘diversity’ and ‘inclusion’ in education and community development
- An intentional approach to inclusion
- A virtual connection initiative enabling educators to connect with speakers at international conferences (Spotlight segment)
- How to get beyond the ‘it’s hard doing this work‘ thinking and feeling
- Closing Remarks
- The Right Track Segment (Re-thinking the Privilege Walk activity)
Complicating Diversity and Inclusion – Episode Links
- Unpacking terms around equity, power and privilege by Maha Bali
- Virtually Connecting Initiative (website) and on twitter
- Critical Pedagogy: Intentions and Realities.(Hybrid Pedagogy) by Maha Bali
- Women’s Way of Knowing by Mary Field Belenky
- Discussion as a Way of Teaching by Stephen Brookfield
- Rebecca Hogue (@rjhogue) – co-founder of Virtually Connecting with Maha Bali
- Listen to my chat with Justin Schleider (referenced by Maha)
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