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Spring 2022 Pedagogy Circle Meeting

March 10 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Critical Thinking & Inclusive Curricula

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At this meeting we expect to share ideas on how to enhance critical thinking, inclusivity, and diversity (CID) in our curricula – a project that raises at least four questions:

  1. What is critical thinking and how does it relate to greater inclusivity and diversity in our curricula?
  2. In what ways do we currently lack CID and how does this harm students?
  3. Which disciplines lend themselves better to CID?
  4. How do we improve CID in our curricula?

We are grateful to Dr. Detmer, who will begin this session with his presentation on critical thinking and inclusivity. After this, with your valuable input, we will explore two problems plaguing higher education – inadequate critical thinking skills, and imbalanced curricula that omit the non-western world. As historical products, curricula always stand in need of updating and reform. Our current curricula are a legacy of colonialism. How do we enhance CID and decolonize curricula, while preserving the good side of western knowledge?

 

Co-sponsored by the Dept. of History, Philosophy, Politics and Economics and the Center for Faculty Excellence, the Pedagogy Circle is a forum where faculty gather to discuss what they love most – issues and problems relevant to teaching practices. Participants bring valuable insights and input to these meetings, but also benefit – through discussion, shared teaching tips, etc.

For more information visit the Pedagogy Circle webpage.

Location

Virtual via Zoom. Register for connection information.

Audience

This forum is open to all faculty. In-coming faculty who are new to teaching are especially welcome, as are LTLs and CLs.

To request a disability-related accommodation, please contact the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion five days prior to the event at edi@pnw.edu, 219-989-2163 (Hammond Campus) or 219-785-5545 (Westville Campus).

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At this meeting we expect to share ideas on how to enhance critical thinking, inclusivity, and diversity (CID) in our curricula.