Dr. Kathryn Plank
Inclusive Teaching as a Path to Better Learning
We all want our classrooms to be as inclusive as possible, but what can we do to make them so? Guest speaker Dr. Kathryn Plank led participants in exploration of some of the theory and research on diversity and discussed implications for classes at UW-Eau Claire. Through activities and case studies, the group considered the different ways that diversity can enter the classroom, reflected on how educators may sometimes unintentionally exclude, and shared ideas for incorporating diversity so that it furthers the learning goals for students.
Kathryn M. Plank, PhD, is Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning and Assistant Professor of Education at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio.