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Introduction to Anti-Racist Pedagogies Learning Series
This four-part learning series offers UTM instructors the opportunity to engage in discussion-based, action-oriented workshops designed to examine the practices of teaching and learning with an anti-racist perspective.
The Fall 2023 cohort is currently in progress. Please check back for future offerings of this learning series.
Learning Series Session Descriptions:
Understanding Anti-Racist Pedagogies (Tuesday, September 26, 2023 from 1:10 - 2:00pm)
In this session, participants will receive a broad introduction to the series and an explanation of anti-racist pedagogy as a practice. The aim is to encourage instructors to assess power dynamics, race, and racism within their respective fields and approaches. Instructors will have the opportunity to identify gaps and/or areas where they can improve their pedagogical methods while considering anti-racist perspectives. Reflective journaling practices will be explored to promote teaching and learning methods that adhere to an anti-racist framework.
Roundtable Talk: Applying Anti-Racist Practices in the Classroom (Tuesday, October,17, 2023 from 1:10 - 2:00pm)
This roundtable discussion brings together four UTM instructors to share their experiences in implementing anti-racist pedagogical practices. The discussion will address challenges and barriers as well as best practices to support the development of an anti-racist framework as a pedagogical tool. Following the presentation, the cohort will have the opportunity to participate in a Q&A session.
Recognizing and Challenging Bias (Tuesday, October 31, 2023 from 1:10 - 2:00pm)
This session will address the topic of bias. Dr. Maydianne, the Toronto Initiative for Diversity & Excellence (TIDE) Co-Chair, will facilitate case study work to unpack concepts and themes related to unconscious bias. Towards the end of the session, participants will have the opportunity for introspection through reflective prompts.
Reflecting on Your Positionality with an Anti-Racist Lens (Tuesday, November, 14, 2023 from 1:10 -2:00pm)
The series will end with a session that guides instructors through conducting an introspective analysis surrounding intersectional components of positionality. This session is designed to support instructors in better understanding: (1) what perspectives and experiences educators bring to the classroom, (2) examine power dynamics with an emphasis on how they play out in the classroom, and (3) will encourage instructors to consider how their lived experiences have an impact on their teaching and learning practices. In this session, instructors will have the opportunity to review their teaching and learning philosophy with an anti-racist lens.