Pedagogy Study Group

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Pedagogy Study Group


When:  Every second Tuesday (bi-weekly) beginning:
September 28th to November 30th, 2021
Time: 10:30am -12:00pm ET
Where: Online via Teams – Click here to join the meeting

In the Academic Year Welcome keynote presentation, researcher, educator and writer Leigh Patel encouraged us to break up with settler colonialism to begin the journey of breaking free from the colonial, patriarchal, racist, and ableist structures we work in.  Patel encouraged the community-based study group as a collaborative, supportive and open way of working through this shift in what we know about education.

Dr. Michelle Miller Stafford (Assistant Professor, FAS) and Claire Bartleman (Instructor, FoA and Educational Developer, FCDC) invite you to join a bi-weekly pedagogical study group to discuss educational theory and scholarship, promote critical thinking about our own pedagogies and build relationships with one another.

All faculty, graduate students and interested staff are welcome to join these discussions about art and design pedagogy, theories of learning, decolonization, and critical pedagogy. Like Patel, we might end up with more questions than answers, starting with:

  •  Who is our teaching for?
  • What does what inclusion and access mean in art and design education
  • When does learning become transformational? 
  • Where does community fit into our teaching practices? 
  • Why do we teach?
  • How can we decolonize teaching?

 Please contact Claire Bartleman, Educational Developer, FCDC with any questions: cbartleman@faculty.ocadu.ca.