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BLP i3 Workshop Series - Socratic Seminar as a Literacy Tool for Black Liberatory Pedagogy
***NOTE: Due to high interest in this workshop, we are at capacity and only taking waitlist registrations. Please register to get on our waitlist and be the first to hear about our next workshop.***

This knowledge and skill-building workshop is premised on the notion that in order to enact education as liberation for the benefit of all Black children, teachers must first, surface and investigate their personal beliefs about Blackness; second, critically interrogate the politics, deficit perceptions, and dominant stereotypes of the Black/African diaspora and Black/African peoples; and third, employ classroom teaching tools that illuminate and cultivate critical thinking about Blacknesses--that is, the diversity of Black identities locatable in Black spaces and places across the African diaspora. In that vein, this workshop will:
-prompt teachers’ critical self-reflection with regard to beliefs and perceptions of Blackness and Black/African peoples located on the African continent;
-increase and critically (de)construct teachers’ knowledges regarding politics, deficit perceptions, and dominant stereotypes of Blackness, Africa, and Black/African peoples;
-scaffold teachers’ deployment of Socratic Seminar as a literacy tool useful for enacting Black Liberatory Pedagogy, defined as pedagogy that equips students with the agency to (re)define narrow narratives of Blackness and endeavors toward the liberation of the plurality of Black peoples across the African diaspora.

Jan 26, 2022 04:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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