Anti-oppressive educational development through the backdoor: Exploring hot moments and microaggressions in the face of unrelenting normative whiteness

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Wed, 6 Jun 2018
9:15am to 10:45am
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Dunwoody A
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How do educational developers address difference, power and social justice in educational contexts where these are not perceived as important or relevant? Might our strategies and approaches have something to offer, also to places where these issues are front and center? This paper explores a course on "Hot Moments in Teaching and Learning" as a backdoor approach to bringing content on anti-oppressive teaching to faculty at a Norwegian university, where the only identity category broadly recognized as relevant to higher education is gender. I share key strategies and concepts that foster faculty members' motivation to increase their awareness and competence.


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