Wednesday, February 13, 2013 12 PM - 1 PM
Lectures / Seminars
Contact: Jana Lagro 701.777.3600
Contact Dept: University of North Dakota - Office of Instructional Development
Memorial Union Badlands Room
2901 University Ave.
Grand Forks, ND 58202
An OID seminar titled “Guiding Student Learning on Social-Cultural Diversity without Reinforcing their Stereotypes” is set from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, in the Memorial Union Badlands Room.
It is challenging to effectively teach students about cultural and social diversity, especially if we seek to get beyond set responses and to genuinely challenge attitudes, approaches, and behaviors. Often with the best of intentions, faculty assign students work that generates less than satisfactory results—responses that are ultimately disappointing in terms of the depth of understanding conveyed. If we assign students a documentary to watch, a cultural group to research or a social issue to address, how do we help them past depictions that prevail in readily available sources or a rote “appropriate” response that they think their teachers want? Can we help our students get to a point where they can demonstrate a true understanding that allows them to more intelligently and compassionately address real social and cultural issues?
Ann Reed (Anthropology) and Sebastian Braun (Indian Studies) teach in disciplines that daily present this challenge of teaching past stereotypes and a surface knowledge of social-cultural diversity. In this On Teaching seminar, they will share their insights into how to address the pre-conceived notions students bring to class, and suggestions for approaching assignments in ways that constructively push students beyond surface learning towards genuine understanding.
Please register by noon Monday, Feb. 11, to attend and reserve a lunch. Visit the Office of Instructional Development online (oid.UND.edu) to register. For information, contact Jana Lagro at 777.4998 or jana.lagro@UND.edu.
Parking InformationUnless special parking arrangements have been stated above, off-campus guests for this event may use the pay-as-you-go option in the Parking Ramp (corner of 2nd Ave N and Columbia Road), the Visitor Lot (off Centennial Drive), or a Parking Meter. Parking in any other parking lot on-campus requires a parking pass which can be purchased directly through UND Parking Services, Twamley Hall Rm 204 (M, W-F 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM and Tu 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM).
Other Events on This Day
- "Bridges of North Dakota" Exhibit (All Day)
- Ski UND (5:30 AM)
- Muscle Pump (6:15 AM)
- Morning Reformer Pilates (6:15 AM)
- Workshop: Creating Surveys with Qualtrics - Intermediate (9 AM)
- Basic Computer Class - Drop-In Computer Help (10 AM)
- UND Women's Golf at Northern Arizona (10 AM)
- Career Crash Course: Interviewing Techniques (10:30 AM)
- UND Women's Golf vs. Northern Arizona The Lumberjacks (12 PM)
- Crock Pot Cooking (12 PM)
- Powerhouse Toastmasters Club Meeting (12:10 PM)
- Very Gentle Yoga (12:10 PM)
- Weight Watchers at Work (12:15 PM)
- Career Crash Course: Interviewing Techniques (12:30 PM)
- New Employee Orientation (1 PM)
- Cancelled: ZUMBA (4 PM)
- Classic Rock Cycle (4:15 PM)
- Spring Break Boot Camp (4:45 PM)
- Cardio Kick! (6 PM)
- Ash Wednesday Worship (6 PM)
- (editor's pick)Art & Democracy Film Series (7 PM)
- Ozier Muhammed (7 PM)
- Hip Hop (7:15 PM)
- CoreCycle (7:15 PM)
- The Vagina Monologues (7:30 PM)
- Guest Percussion Trio Recital (8 PM)
- Yoga Strength (8:45 PM)