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No Need for Speed: Rethinking Pace and Slowness in the Classroom

Facilitator: Tamir Williams, CETLI Graduate Fellow, History of Art
Convener: Professor Karen Redrobe, History of Art

Neoliberal capitalist demands for speed and productivity permeate the halls of academia (e.g. the aphorism “publish or perish”; back-to-back class schedules). This need for speed and output creates a disabling and ableist educational environment for both instructors and students. Turning to the tempo of the classroom discussion and the rhythm of the semester as places of reflection, we will explore the inclusive benefits and radical rewritings that can arise when our pedagogical approaches reorient themselves towards slowness and temporal variation.

(Optional) Please feel free to bring a syllabus from a course you’ve taken or taught to assist with thinking through these issues.

Open to Penn graduate students.

This event grows out of concerns in the History of Art department and so may be most useful to students in related fields.

Attendance counts towards the CETLI Teaching Certificate.

Registrations are closed for this event

Thursday, December 3, 2020

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Event Participants:

School of Arts & Sciences

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