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Intersectionality in Higher Education Teaching

1 July 2024 | 10.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m. Veranstaltungsort: TU Dortmund University, CDI building (Vogelpothsweg 78), room 114
  • Lehren und Lernen

How does intersectionality affect teaching in various higher education disciplinary contexts? The concept of intersectionality describes how various forms of discrimination (based on a person's race, gender, class, sexuality, disability or other aspects of identity) are connected to and affect each other. As such it acknowledges the complexity that results out of the diverse backgrounds, living realities and perspectives that students bring along.

In this workshop we will focus on intersectionality in teaching in various higher education disciplinary contexts. Specifically, we will elaborate and reflect on the importance of intersectionality in the curriculum, teaching methodology and learning environment in different disciplines. We will discuss examples of how to infuse intersectionality into course objectives, readings, and assignments. Further, we will reflect what resources and strategies are needed for incorporating intersectionality into teaching methodology. For instance, what strategies can be used for promoting dialogue and critical thinking, promoting inclusivity and creating safe spaces for students to engage with intersectional topics. Finally, the workshop will provide space for participants to reflect on how to create inclusive learning environments. Here the focus will be laid on promoting diversity and inclusion in the classroom, creating safe spaces for marginalized students, and addressing issues of power and privilege in the classroom.

To discuss intersectionality in the context of your own teaching, please bring your own course descriptions.

This workshop is held in English.

Moderator: Prof. Dr. Liudvika Leišytė

Date: 1 July 2024 | 10.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m.

Target audience: Lecturers from all departments
Requirements: None
Work units: 8
Subject area: Teaching and Learning (Lehren und Lernen)
Module: I & II

Participation Fee

Angehörige*r der TU/FH Dortmund (Members of TU/FH Dortmund): 0.00 EUR
Angehörige*r einer Universität im Netzwerk HD NRW (Members of universities in the HD NRW network): 50.00 EUR
Angehörige*r einer nicht zum Netzwerk HD NRW gehörenden Hochschule (Members of universities that are not part of the HD NRW network): 100.00 EUR

Note for fee-paying participants:
The written invoice is also the confirmation of registration. The amount is due immediately upon receipt of the invoice and is to be transferred within 7 working days, stating the purpose of payment, invoice number, and surname. Free cancellation is only possible up to 14 days before the event starts. In case of a later cancellation, the full participation fee will be due.


Unfortunately, registration is no longer possible. The deadline for registration was 20 June 2024.