Led by: Noelle Lopez, Assistant Director, Equity and Inclusion, Derek Bok Center, and
The Bok Undergraduate Pedagogy Fellows
How do Harvard students identify, and how do their identities intersect with power dynamics in the classroom? This workshop, led by the Bok Center’s Undergraduate Pedagogy Fellows, provides an introduction to these issues to help TFs think about who their students are and what dynamics may be at play in undergraduate classrooms. Various levels of oppression will be considered, with a focus on instructors' interactions with students on the interpersonal level. Low socioeconomic status is explored as a case-study: how can low socioeconomic status interact with academic norms to affect students’ performance, engagement with material and section, and attendance? We will end with a facilitated discussion which aims to ensure that participants walk away with insights into the Harvard undergraduate experience and a framework for understanding these complex issues in the classroom.
This popular workshop has run 28 times for 357 TFs in 10 departments across campus; we are excited to offer it at the Bok Center in March.
3/10/2020- This workshop has been cancelled. Due to University guidelines around COVID-19 prevention, we have cancelled this workshop out of an abundance of caution. We look forward to seeing you at future events, and thank you for your interest in Bok programming.