Teachers can participate in an intervision group that gives them the tools to navigate didactic challenges that are informed by questions of diversity and inclusion.
The university is diversifying in a rapid pace. More international students and students from diverse background find their way to Leiden University, and find ways for their presence being noted. The increased diversity of the student body, also comes with its own challenges in the classroom. How do we ensure a safe and nurturing learning environment for students from different backgrounds and with different needs? How do we navigate classroom discussions when students increasingly seem intolerant of differing opinions? How do we respond to the demand of students to provide trigger warnings for course material, or when they challenge us to decolonize the curriculum?
The intervision group is set up in two blocks of three sessions. Each semester we will meet three times on Thursday morning from 9:15 to 11:00 (dates, times, and location are subject to change). Each block is organized around a specific them. In block 1 we will focus on identity categories and consider how these categories play a role in learning challenges and classroom situations for both students and instructors. In block 2 we will focus on specific D&I challenges that instructors might encounter in and outside of the classroom.
The intervision sessions are dependent on the dynamic and presence of the group. By registering for this group, you commit to it. This means that you are expected to attend all sessions and enter these sessions with an open attitude. You can register for the intervision group online.
Depending on the preferred language of the participants, the intervision sessions will be held in Dutch or in English
More information and registration
Depending on the preferred language of the participants, the intervision sessions will be held in Dutch or in English.Click here for more information