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Cultural Portraits

Fall 2021
Facilitated by Martine Rife
September 8 - November 10
ORT (Online Real-Time), required live WebEx sessions on Thursdays from 6:00pm-8:00pm.

Course Description

What is a "cultural portrait"? Think of a cultural portrait as your composed story (in a medium of your choice), in which you construct and reflect on your own culture in the context of teaching and learning. Why cultural portraits? In our aim to implement anti-racist pedagogies, cultural self-awareness is a fundamental starting point. Understanding one's own culture in the context of other diverse cultures, is a lifelong exercise in self-awareness. During this course, we will explore the importance of cultural self-awareness and how that self-awareness applies to the creation of one's "Teaching (or Work) Philosophy". This is a pass/fail course that will require weekly ORT meetings, discussions, assignments and the capstone Philosophy.

To register for this class, complete the Registration Form below. For additional information contact Laura Cottrell at (517) 483-1444.

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Lansing, MI 48933
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