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CTLT – Anti-Racist Teaching Series: Exploring Complex Classroom Dynamics Using Case-Studies

February 25, 2021 at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


The UBC Okanagan Centre for Teaching and Learning is proud to promote the UBC Vancouver Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT) events to our Okanagan instructors.

This session is also part of the Indigenous Initiatives Classroom Climate series.

Note: This is an application session where participants will apply their learnings from previous workshops in the Anti-Racist Teaching Series. Because of this, we recommend that participants have attended at least one other session in the series before participating in this workshop, and/or bring equivalent prior knowledge and experience with anti-racist concepts and classroom practices.

In this workshop we will explore complex classroom dynamics, such as microaggressions and tensions when students have conflicting world views. Drawing from select Open Case Studies at UBC that highlight Indigenous student experiences in diverse classrooms, participants will work in breakout groups to unpack the scenarios and discuss how they resonate with our current classroom contexts and climates. Concepts and topics that may be raised include: tokenism, conflicting world views, burden of representation, course topics that impact students personally, and self-determination. Participants who have taken other workshops within the Anti-Racist Teaching Series will have the opportunity to apply what they have learned to their analysis of cases and come up with practical strategies.


  • Sue Hampton, Educational Consultant, CTLT
  • Kyle Shaughnessy, Educational Consultant, Indigenous Initiatives, CTLT and UBC Human Resources
  • Janey Lew, Senior Educational Consultant, Indigenous Initiatives, CTLT



February 25, 2021
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Additional Info

Registration/RSVP Required
Yes (see event description)
Event Type
Personal and Professional Development