IN-DEPTH WORKSHOPS FOR FACULTY, STAFF and TEACHING ASSISTANTS
Three workshops offer opportunities for faculty, staff and teaching assistants in the Faculty of Fine Arts to explore specific topics in greater depth and enjoy extended time for conversation. From role-playing to panel discussion, build your skills and learn about practices that can help us to navigate the changing demographics and new sensibilities that are shaping our classrooms today.
All participants are asked to register in advance to confirm their spot and receive the zoom link.
Panel Discussion: Inclusive Teaching, Academic Freedom, and Hierarchies of Knowledge in the Classroom
Date: March 24, 2021
Time: 1 – 2:30 p.m.
Vivek Venkatesh (Professor of Inclusive Practices in Visual Arts, Art Education; Director of the Centre for the Study of Learning and Performance)
Description: Join artist-educators Deanna Smith, Jason Selman, Vivek Venkatesh and educational philosopher David Waddington in an interactive conversation that lays bare our assumptions regarding equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) in a post-pandemic university context. We’ll collectively address strategies that have inspired us to address EDI in our pedagogies, how to overcome impasses in creating spaces for dialogue, and also discuss how to encourage plurality of viewpoints. The session will be divided into two halves where we’ll hear from our invited speakers through a series of queries posed by our host Vivek Venkatesh, and we’ll then engage in a conversation with our Faculty of Fine Arts participants.