“A Justice Partnership for Course Innovation” featuring Siobhan Braybrook and the Life Sciences Liberation Team | Ed Talks & Happy Hour
April 19 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
In this project, we are working to imagine and create a more liberated introductory life science classroom. We chose to take a radical path to inclusive course design by engaging in an authentic and meaningful approach we call a Justice Partnership; our team, Life Sciences Liberation (‘LS Lib’), centers and empowers Black womxn-identifying students. Our process is a pedagogical partnership and is grounded in principles of design justice. Come hear about our process and ongoing work!
Pedagogical partnerships: Instructor-student partnerships that draw on student experiential knowledge to challenge institutional norms & practices, while also helping them navigate such a system (Cook-Sather et al, 2020).
Design justice: an approach to design that centers marginalized communities and aims explicitly to challenge, rather than reproduce, structural inequalities (Costanza-Chock, 2020).
Following the Ed Talks, we will be having Happy Hour in the Hershey Hall Front Courtyard at 4pm!