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TC: Henrike Lehnguth: Diversity-sensitive Teaching

When Jan 11, 2018
from 09:00 to 05:00
Where Phil I, GCSC, R.001
Contact Name
Contact Phone +49 641 / 99-30 027
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In the face of an ongoing internationalization of higher education and struggles towards equity for all students the idea of human diversity takes on particular significance. What do we mean by diversity? Why is diversity important (especially with regards to your own teaching)? And how can institutions of higher education and you, in the framework of your teaching, foster diversity? This workshop addresses these questions, drawing on short presentations, discussions, and exercises. Participants receive an overview of key theoretical concepts such as diversity, (anti)discrimination, and privilege. They are given opportunities to reflect their own identities and social positions and probe diversity-just teaching and learning strategies. Over the course of the workshop participants develop concrete ideas for their own teaching and plan their first steps towards implementation. The workshop will be held in English language.

By the end of the workshop participants will

  • be familiar with key concepts and effective communication
  • recognize and reflect their own identities, experience with discrimination, and social privilege
  • reflect and probe diversity-just teaching and learning in higher education

develop concrete steps towards implementing a diversity action plan for their own teaching


// Dr. Henrike Lehnguth

Dr. Henrike Lehnguth offers workshops in the field of teaching and learning in Higher Education, gender mainstreaming and critical diversity management. She has lived and worked several years in the United States and holds a PhD in American Studies and a certificate in university teaching from the University of Maryland, College Park. She has taught multiple classes on gender and diversity in the United States and Germany and facilitated a range of workshops on teaching and learning matters in her position as the coordinator of graduate programs at Maryland's Center for Teaching Excellence and as freelance trainer in Germany. Dr. Lehnguth is currently employed as research associate at the Gender Equality Office at the Universität der Künste Berlin.

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