Inclusive educational practices: Using social psychology to address the diversity of learners in our classrooms
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How can we recognize, address, and empower the diversity in our learners’ voices, identities, and backgrounds in our classrooms? This session focuses on evidence-based practices from social psychological research that instructors can readily implement into their courses (see Harackiewicz & Priniski, 2018) such as re-appraising stress, increasing feelings of belonging, addressing implicit bias, and giving critical feedback, as well as large-scale field interventions that have been shown to help close gaps in belonging and achievement (Yeager & Walton, 2011). Participants will reflect on and brainstorm strategies to address student diversity and inclusivity in their own roles and institutional contexts.