BC TEAL and SIETAR BC would like to invite you to join us for the third in our series, “Self-Studies in Language Instruction and Pedagogy series through an Intercultural and Racially Aware Lens”. In these monthly sessions, instructors and administrators are invited to join conversations in teaching and learning. These conversations involve a shared reading and discussion on teaching practices in EAL education. The facilitation of these sessions is peer led and the sessions have a different monthly focus in keeping with the mission and vision of SIETAR BC and BC TEAL. Hosted by Vancouver Community College. Light refreshments will be provided.
The focus for the next self-study session is “positionality” and how awareness of oneself/identities/privileges can impact our communications and interactions with others (in the classroom and beyond).
The article that we will base the session on is:
Acevedo, S.M., Aho, M., Cela, E., Chao, J-C, Garcia-Gonzales, I., MacLeod, A.,…Olague, C. (2015). Positionality as Knowledge: From Pedagogy to Praxis. Integral Review (11)1. Retrieved from https://integral-review.org/issues/vol_11_no_1_acevedo_et_al_positionality_as_knowledge.pdf
Please read the article if you wish. If the concepts and terminology are new for you, please do not be intimidated. We are aiming to make the self-study session interactive, accessible and relevant for those who attend. As always, do not feel pressured to complete the reading in order to attend. We welcome all who are interested in engaging in the discussion.
Page 2 of the article gives an overview of the authors’ positionality. We found these examples useful.
Also, here are a few short videos that give a basic primer about positionality:
This event is free for BC TEAL members, SIETAR BC members and VCC faculty. Please meet in room A3650. We hope to see you on September 27th!