Oct. 31st: Minorities and Philosophy presents "Teaching Strategies for Retaining Marginalized Students in Philosophy"

Oct. 31st: Minorities and Philosophy presents “Teaching Strategies for Retaining Marginalized Students in Philosophy”

Minorities and Philosophy (CUNY Chapter) presents:

Teaching Strategies for Retaining Marginalized Students in Philosophy

A talk by
Monique Whitaker
PhD Candiate, CUNY Graduate Center

Date: October 31, 2014
Time: 10:30am-1:00pm
Location: CUNY Graduate Center, Room 5409
365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10016

This talk will offer teachers of philosophy practical ways of tackling the precipitous drop-off in students of color and women after introductory-level classes, by addressing issues like syllabi composition, stereotype threat, and inadequate educational preparation.

It will cover how to source more representative material to update syllabi; how to
use creative assignments and improvement-focused grading to teach critical analysis of texts, while bypassing pre-existing student belief in their lack of ability; and how to encourage error to further break down student expectations of failure.

Coffee and donuts will be served.

Download the event flier here.