Discussing our Difficult Past: When Past and Present Collide in Your Classroom
Facilitator: Professor Abby Reisman, Education
Convener: Elizabeth Dunens, CTL Graduate Fellow, Education
Even if we don’t teach in the History Department, past events, policies, and practices can come up in our class discussions or lectures. Engaging the difficult past inevitably requires reckoning with its implications in the present. In this workshop, Dr. Abby Reisman will draw from her scholarly and practical expertise on teaching in history classrooms to share techniques for constructive, careful framing and facilitation of historical content. Participants will learn how to instructionally prepare for and respond in the moment to our difficult past in a way that promotes student learning without perpetuating harm.
Lunch will be provided. Please register in advance so CTL Fellow Elizabeth Dunens can contact you regarding dietary restrictions.
All graduate students are welcome. This event grows out of concerns in the Graduate School of Education and so may be most useful to students in related fields.Counts toward the CTL Teaching Certificate.