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About the event

In this workshop we will explore our positionalities as educators by creating visual maps as a way to reflect on our evolving pedagogical development. The goal of this mapping activity is to understand and reflect on the ways our previous educational and personal experiences have shaped both the kinds of scholars that we are and the kinds of teaching practices we enact in the classroom.

This workshop is the first in a series of three interconnected events on Socially Conscious Pedagogy that explores, imagines, and commits to teaching practices that are self-reflexive, responsive and subversive. Subsequent events will include programming on the intersection of theory and practice, and a roundtable discussion on reimagining disciplinary canons led by doctoral students of color who will speak about their own approaches to text selection in the classroom.

The Developing Socially-Conscious Pedagogy Educator Series was started by a group of GC graduate student educators beginning dialogue about the many social issues we face including but not limited to racism, sexism, homophobia, xenophobia, ableism and other marginalizing forces and interlocking systems of oppression. These marginalizing social forces are produced and reproduced in academia, and manifest in multiple forms across the university. This series seeks to engage-confront-disrupt-resist these systems by inviting educators’ participation in the imagination of and commitment to socially-conscious practices.

Co-sponsored by the Teaching and Learning Center, the Graduate Center, CUNY, and the CUNY Pipeline Initiative.