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Critical, Inclusive, and Open Pedagogies: Centering Social Justice in Teaching and Learning

Tue., Oct. 4, 2022 2:00 p.m. - Tue., Oct. 4, 2022 3:00 p.m.

Location: Via Zoom

Despite the transformative potential of higher education, it still too often replicates and reinforces existing societal power hierarchies. Our goal as critical educators ought not only concern teaching practices that are effective and engaging, but also the intentional design of learning environments that are inclusive, antiracist, and just. This talk will draw on insights from scholarship and practice in critical pedagogy, inclusive design, and open educational practices to share some practical ways in which social justice may be centered in teaching and learning.

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Speaker Bio:
Dr. Rajiv Jhangiani is the Vice Provost, Teaching and Learning at Brock University in Ontario, Canada. The architect of Canada’s first zero textbook cost degree programs, Rajiv’s scholarship focuses on open educational practices, student-centered pedagogies, and ethical approaches to educational technology.

An innovative educator, Dr. Jhangiani is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Robert E. Knox Master Teacher Award from the Department of Psychology at the University of British Columbia, the Dean of Arts Teaching Excellence award at KPU, the Award for Excellence in Open Education from BCcampus, and the Emerging Leader Award from Open Education Global. A global leader in open education, in 2020 Rajiv served as an Ambassador for the Global Advocacy of Open Educational Resources with the International Council for Open and Distance Education and in 2018 was invited to speak at the United Nations about how open education supports the sustainable development goals.

A co-author of three open textbooks in Psychology, his books include Open: The Philosophy and Practices that are Revolutionizing Education and Science  (2017) and Open at the Margins: Critical Perspectives on Open Education (2020). Together with Dr. Robin DeRosa, he is a co-founder of the Open Pedagogy Notebook. You can find him online @thatpsychprof or