Miniworkshop: Class in the Classroom: Enabling Students from all Backgrounds to Flourish in Higher Education

There are distinct epistemic advantages and disadvantages to occupying a marginalised socioeconomic social position as a student in education. Approaches to widening participation in Higher Education often tend to focus on the disadvantages – and on how students from non-traditional backgrounds can overcome these – while our pedagogical strategies often encourage the same. These activities can, however, often unintentionally work to prevent students from displaying and benefiting from the specific academically-relevant strengths that research suggests their backgrounds make them more likely to have – and from encouraging the development of these skills amongst other students. This talk introduces some of the research on the strengths of students from working-class backgrounds, and invites reflection on how we might change our teaching practices to recognise, and enable the flourishing of, the intellectual and academic strengths that working-class students (often) bring to the table.

In this mini-workshop, Leonie Smith from the University of Manchester will present the newest research on how to best support students from different socio-economic classes in the academic classroom. After, ther will be time for discussing teaching strategies, critical reflections, and questions. All teaching or interested in the topic are welcome to attend.

Når: 27.09.23 kl 09.15–11.15
Hvor: TEO-H1 1.524 Møterom Innsikten
Sted: Tromsø
Målgruppe: Ansatte, Inviterte
Kontakt: Kerstin Reibold

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