Celebrating Diversity is not Enough: Teaching Social Justice
September 4 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDTFree
Social justice and equity are a prominent dimensions of sustainability that can be overlooked or under-taught across the curriculum. Well-meaning instructors may focus on “celebrating diversity” or exception individuals rather than a critical examination of social structures. This webinar will show ways to move towards a social justice perspective in teaching. Topics will include critical inquiry, culturally responsive teaching, and ways to introduce institutional discrimination and social change. Participants will receive sample rubrics to assess and strengthen their courses.
Susan Santone, Adjunct Instructor, University of Michigan
Susan Santone is an internationally recognized educator with over 20 years of experience in curriculum reform, educational policy, and sustainability. She is a part-time instructor at the University of Michigan Graduate School of Education, and also the Executive Director of Creative Change Educational Solutions, a non-profit consulting firm serving schools and universities. She is the author of Reframing the Curriculum: Design for Social Justice and Sustainability, as well as numerous articles and book chapters.