When policy is put into practice in the classroom

The Equity and Inclusion Office and the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology invite the UBC teaching and learning community to explore the complexity of policy in the classroom. In teaching and learning settings, a heated or puzzling moment can arise from grey areas concerning institutional policies, despite their goal of making classroom spaces hospitable and productive for all. To respond to these situations effectively, it is essential for us to have a multidimensional understanding of these policies and the complexity of the classroom spaces.

In this session, we will introduce some of UBC’s key policy documents concerning equity and inclusion to locate ourselves in our institutional policy context. We will then focus on the classroom and unpack the complexity of theses learning and teaching spaces. With case studies, we will explore how seemingly simple situations (for some people) could trigger problematic classroom moments and how we could create classroom environments that are conducive to learning for everyone.

Event Details:

Thursday, March 26, 2015
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Neville Scarfe Building, room 200

> Register Now at Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology website

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