Structuring Equality

A Handbook for Student-Centered Learning and Teaching Practices

From the resource:

Finding Better, More Equitable Ways to Learn

What is the best way to learn? Clearly, there are many methods, tactics, technologies, strategies, theories, and practices that can help us all to learn better, to teach better, and, in general, to improve what happens in the spaces of our classrooms and beyond. What is different about our book than many centering on teaching practices is that we are concerned with everyone learning.

The basic premise of student-centered, engaged learning is that, to make a truly equitable and democratic society, we have to begin with a form of instruction that is itself equitable. The title of our collection, Structuring Equality, comes from our central conviction that you cannot counter structural inequality with good will. You need to design structures that themselves are equal. If you do not, you end up replicating inequality, no matter how good your intention. Engaged learning must engage every student. That goal of structural equality must be part of the reflections upon which all pedagogical experiments are based.

This book explores some ways that we have found to be effective. It is intended as a useful and usable guide for anyone who is interested in improving the quality of undergraduate reading, writing, research, critical thinking, and creativity, and even the importance of movement for learning. It also offers insights into the best ways to improve evaluation of teachers, ways that truly help professors to become better at what they do.”

Please access Structuring Equality here.

This resource is published by The Graduate Center Learning Collective

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