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
PhD Candiate, CUNY Graduate Center
Date: October 31, 2014
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.