Full course description
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In the course we will examine the underpinnings of how the erasure, invisibility and hyper-visibility of Native Americans persists in pedagogical spaces. We will also consider ways of interrupting popular notions of what it means to be Native American in the United States. From a student's perspective, we will consider ways to support students who may grapple with the tension to correct inaccurate historical inferences about Native Peoples and imagine ways to create openings to ask questions about Native-ness. Throughout our discussions we will analyze the generalizability of these identity challenges for other (in)visible/hyper-visible communities. Using a co-constructed learning approach, together we will uplift teaching practices that both contribute to and counter notions of invisibility and hypervisibility of students and teachers in classrooms while we differentiate between ideas of cultural erasure and invisibility in educational materials and various forms of media. Our learning will culminate in a project around the potential impact of cultural erasure and invisibility for students.
By the end of this course, participants will be able to explain the complexities of narratives for communities commonly considered invisible, identify their own teaching practices that support students from communities whose identities are contested or overlooked and design revitalizing narratives to counter prevailing stereotypes.
June 1 - July 6
Required Live Sessions:
For your schedule, please note we will meet synchronously in our online course from 10:00am - 12:00pm on the following days:
Tuesdays: June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 and July 6
Summer Institute Course Theme
Teaching for Equity and Social Justice
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