Dr Bryan Dewsbury
(Associate Professor of Biology | University of Rhode Island | USA)
Tuesday, 20 April 2021 @ 4pm | REGISTRATION REQUIRED!
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Classroom teaching in higher education has typically focused on the ways in which content is administered and curated. An equity mindset toward pedagogy however demands that we embrace the full meaning of education inclusive of the cultivation of the individual. In this talk we focus on the practices that allow for the focus on the humanity of the academic experience, with transformative results for all the classroom participants.
About the speaker:
Dr Bryan Dewsbury is an Associate Professor of Biology at the University of Rhode Island. He is the Principal Investigator of the Science Education And Society (SEAS) research program where as a team they blend research on the social context of teaching and learning, faculty development of inclusive practices and programming in the cultivation of equity in education. He is also a Fellow with the John N. Gardner Institute where he assists institutions of higher education cultivate best practices in inclusive education. He was born and raised in Trinidad and Tobago. He immigrated in 1999 and attended Morehouse College for his Bachelors of Science in Biology after which he attended Florida International University for a Masters and PhD also in Biology. From there he transitioned to URI where his research focuses on inclusion and equity. Among his many publications is his 2019 piece “Deep Teaching in the STEM classroom” (CSSE) that recentralizes dialogue as the basis for good teaching. He has conducted faculty development and given plenary addresses on this topic to over 50 institutions of higher education, corporations and K12 institutions across North America. You can follow him on Twitter: @BMDewsbury.