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TA/TM Day is presented by the Centre for Educational Excellence in cooperation with the Office of Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Fellows and with consultation from the Teaching Support Staff Union at Simon Fraser University
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Friday, January 10 • 3:15pm - 4:30pm
4.3 Anti-Oppressive and Culturally-Responsive Pedagogy and Classroom Practices

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This workshop focuses on participatory learning to tackle how we as TAs and TMs can structure our
tutorials, labs, online messages and build up our classroom cultures in ways that produce not just equal
opportunities to succeed, but equal outcomes of success (justice) for marginalized students, such as EAL
learners, students with disabilities, racialized students, and folks with limited financial resources?
In this workshop, we will...
• Review what oppression/anti-oppression and cultural responsiveness mean, and how they are
maintained through institutions (not merely at the level of individuals).
• Identify what groups face marginalization, in our own regional context and also on a broader scale.
• Cultivate an awareness of how the university is structured to benefit students with privilege at the
expense of marginalized students.
• Critically assess sample course outlines and lesson plans to identify how they reproduce privilege and
oppression in the university.
• Develop and implement anti-oppressive course-design and lesson-plan strategies.
This workshop is intended for either beginning TA’s and TM’s or experienced educators from any
discipline to begin the work of re-orienting their own teaching practices beyond the traditional
understanding of higher education.


Friday January 10, 2020 3:15pm - 4:30pm PST
DAC Fraser

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