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“Decolonizing human-environmental interactions in the classroom: An exploration of teaching methodologies”

The Humanities Institute presents a two-day workshop event:

“Decolonizing human-environmental interactions in the classroom: An exploration of teaching methodologies  

with Belén Noroña and Daniel Bryan

This workshop will explore human-environmental interactions associated with oil consumption, built infrastructure, and body-environmental exchanges. In addition to sharing valuable information related to human-environmental interactions in the context of worldwide oil reliance, the workshops will test decolonial teaching methodologies that professors and graduate students can use in their curricula.

Belén Noroña and Daniel Bryan, a specialist in decolonial teaching methodologies, will bring methods such as feminist social cartography, theatre of the oppressed, and the possibility to converse with marginalized communities in Ecuador through videos that can widen debates related to how the environment, our bodies, infrastructure, consumption, and oil are intrinsically linked.

Attendees will participate in the testing and improvement of decolonial educational methods that can help students to think critically about human-environmental interactions and the nature-culture divide in the context of oil and gas use.

This workshop is intended for faculty and graduate students interested in using these tools in their classes and programming. Undergraduate students who are interested in learning about oil extraction and society's participation in the industry are also welcome to attend. Participants should plan to attend the full workshop.

This workshop caps at 15 participants. To register, email humanities@psu.edu by Saturday, October 1 with the subject line “Methodologies Workshop.” (Please note any food restrictions.) Registrants will receive location details closer to the meeting time.

Saturday, October 8

University Park, TBD

Event Type

Faculty Development, Research

Audience

Faculty, Graduate Students

Group
Humanities Institute
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