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    Faculty Workshop: Pedagogical Partnership

    April 29, 2020

    Finding and Forging Brave Spaces: The Theory and Practice of Co-creating Inclusive and Equitable Learning Opportunities through Pedagogical Partnership

    This two-hour workshop will be divided into four parts. First, I will introduce the idea of pedagogical partnership and offer an overview of outcomes of partnership work in particular relation to equity and inclusion. Second, we will divide into divisional groups to discuss short excerpts from essays written by faculty and students from across the disciplines regarding how they have pursued greater equity and inclusivity through pedagogical partnership. Third, we will draw on your experiences, expertise, and hopes those you bring with you or those you generate in the first two parts of the workshop regarding creating inclusive and equitable learning opportunities, and we will consider how to pursue those through pedagogical partnership. Finally, we will articulate takeaways and applications and strategies to implement in your own practice.

    Registration is required. To Register: my.scranton.edu > `EMPLOYEES? tab on the left > Events & Facilities > CTLE Event Registration > select Faculty Development Events.

    Dr. Alison Cook-Sather is Mary Katharine Woodworth Professor of Education at Bryn Mawr College and Director of the Teaching and Learning Institute at Bryn Mawr and Haverford Colleges. Supported by grants from the Ford Foundation, The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Dr. Cook-Sather has developed internationally recognized programs that position students as pedagogical consultants to prospective secondary teachers and to practicing college faculty members. She has published over 100 articles and book chapters and given as many keynote addresses, other invited presentations, and papers at refereed conferences in Aotearoa New Zealand, Australia, Brazil, Canada, England, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Grenada, Japan, Scotland, Spain, Swede n, and throughout the United States. She has authored or co-authored eight books including Building Courage, Confidence, and Capacity in Learning and Teaching through Student-Faculty Partnership: Stories from across Contexts and Arenas of Practice (co-edited with Chanelle Wilson, Lexington Books, forthcoming); Pedagogical Partnerships: A How-To Guide for Faculty, Students, and Academic Developers in Higher Education (with Melanie Bahti and Anita Ntem, Elon University Center for Engaged Learning Open Access Series, 2019), and Engaging Students as Partners in Learning & Teaching: A Guide for Faculty (with Catherine Bovill and Peter Felten, Jossey-Bass, 2014). She is also founding editor of Teaching and Learning Together in Higher Education and founding co-editor of International Journal for Students as Partners. From 2010-2015, she was the Jean Rudduck Visiting Scholar at the University of Cambridge in England, where she ran summer institutes on student voice for groups of scholars, teachers, policymakers,and students from around the world.

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