Stereotype threat: What you think they think can hurt you
Date: Thursday, April 3rd, 4-5:30pm
Location: 1310 Marie Mount Hall
by Scott Roberts & Caitlin Murphy, Psychology Department
In this workshop the presenters will lead a discussion of how stereotypes function in memory and how our knowledge of them can inhibit academic performance. Luckily, the research also points us towards pedagogical practices that can reduce the harmful effect of stereotype threat, so together we’ll develop a plan to address this on our campus and in our classrooms.
Because of copyright issues, the readings for this workshop are available in pdf form when you RSVP and directly from CTE (firstname.lastname@example.org). To find the reading on your own the citation is:
Changing stereotypes changing grades: a longitudinal study of stereotyping during a college math course. Ramsey, L. R. and Sekaquaptewa, D., 2011 [link]
Please reply to this post to share/submit your reflection on this reading and how it relates to your own experiences by midnight on April 2nd. The reflection should be 1-2 paragraphs. If you do not want to go to all the workshops, but still want to engage in this reflective exercise, then we invite you to participate as well.