Thursday, May 7 • TBA
Talk Less, Listen More in the Classroom: Employing Cultural Wealth Theory and Reflective Practice to Center the Voices of Students

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This presentation discusses how one instructor utilized critical pedagogy to shift the focus of her classroom to the cultural wealth of learners.Through the research of Jennifer Brown, Lori Townsend, Twanna Hodge, Fobazi Ettarh, Tara Yosso, and more we have been shown how damaging the educational landscape can be to persons not represented in the dominant narrative. Incorporating cultural humility, asset-based thinking, and anti-oppressive practice should therefore be seen as integral to creating spaces conducive to learning. Combining these tenets with reflective practices and the use of Padlet this instructor built lessons to encourage critical engagement and student led learning.

Participants will:
  • Come away understanding how reflective practice within the classroom can help to foster more engaged learning and also bolster the voices of their students (centering the class less on what the instructor is saying and more on what the students are teaching each other).
  • Come away understanding how to use Padlet to assist in guiding a class towards goals while also leaving room for students to lead the discussion and for you as an instructor to utilize asset-based thinking more strategically.
  • Come away with a basic understanding of cultural wealth theory/community cultural wealth and cultural humility with resources for learning more and the importance of integrating these pedagogies into all instruction practice.


Kelleen Maluski

Education and Research Services Librarian, Univerisy of New Mexico Health Sciences Library

Thursday May 7, 2020 TBA
TBA 1275 S Huron St, Ypsilanti, MI 48197, USA

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