This 1.5-hour workshop will assist faculty in guiding discussions on race, gender, sexual orientation and socioeconomic diversity. Upon viewing four different scenes from the Academy Award-winning movie "Crash," participants will engage in active discussion sessions in which they reflect on their impressions of the actors, situations, and themes of each scene. Participants will be asked to discuss the contentious and emotionally-charged issues that created the situation in each scene as the basis for exploration of their own personal and professional experiences and identities. In preparation for teaching in these areas, it is essential that the instructors themselves reflect on their own biases, values, and perspectives, and model the types of discussions they will facilitate.
This workshop is a unique tool for getting faculty to reflect on their own attitudes toward race and diversity (e.g., race, socioeconomic class, and gender) and to capture the interest and involvement from the audience. This workshop also provides faculty with an opportunity to both discuss how best to manage opposing opinions and difficult topics in the classroom environment, and recognize how struggling with these issues themselves informs them of how students may deal with similar issues.
By the end of this session, learners will be able to:
- Gain increased critical consciousness and critical thinking of the faculty as it relates to pedagogical theory.
- Develop faculty instructor's skills in facilitating discussions on issues of diversity, the roles both positive and negative of conflict in interpersonal relationships, and small-group dynamics.
- Emphasize the importance of critical reflection on personal values and perspectives in fostering the awareness of societal problems and approaches to their solutions.
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Lypson ML, Ross PT, Joiner TA, Kumagai AK. Using Multimedia in Faculty Development in Multicultural Education. Generalists in Medical Education Conference; November 2009; Boston, MA.
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