This workshop is a unique tool for getting faculty to reflect on their own attitudes toward race and diversity (e.g., race, socioeconomic class and gender) and to capture the interest and involvement from the audience. This workshop also provides faculty with an opportunity to (1) discuss how best to manage opposing opinions and difficult topics in the classroom environment and (2) recognize how struggling with these issues themselves informs them of how students may deal with similar issues.
Participants should learn to:
- Gain increased critical consciousness and critical thinking of the faculty as it relates to pedagogical theory.
- Develop skills in facilitating discussions on issues of diversity, the roles both positive and negative of conflict in interpersonal relationships and small group dynamics.
- Emphasize the importance of critical reflection on personal values and perspectives in fostering awareness of societal problems and approaches to their solutions.