Events Calendar

17 Sep
Bridget Keown
Event Type

Lectures, Symposia, Etc., Virtual

Topic

Humanities

Target Audience

Undergraduate Students, Faculty, Graduate Students

Tags

humanities, Humanities Center

Website

https://www.humcenter.pitt.edu/

University Unit
Humanities Center
Hashtag

#Humanities Center

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Teaching Through Trauma in the Age of COVID

The Humanities Center welcomes Bridget Keown (Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies). 

Put simply, 2020 has been an undeniably traumatizing year, where the fear and grief caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has been compounded and exacerbated by economic instability, systemic racism, and highly visible institutional violence. Developing a trauma-informed pedagogy can help educators and students acknowledge the harmful impact of the past, to narrate its effects on our present, and to work together for a safer, more equitable future. This Humanities Center colloquium extends an invitation to all members of the University community who wish to think together about trauma-informed pedagogy. At this first meeting, we’ll share our experiences of teaching in the age of COVID, think about how trauma affects the body and mind (as well as productive ways in which trauma can be expressed and processed), and decide how we wish to continue the conversation. Together, we will build and share a bibliography of critical trauma studies and trauma-informed pedagogy accessible here. We’ll also work collaboratively to develop teaching skills and assignments rooted in trauma-informed pedagogy. Participants in this event will be asked to take part in an exercise involving creating a memorial of teaching in 2020. There is no precirculated reading associated with the event, but please come prepared to identify an item that, to you, speaks to your experiences of teaching and learning during the spring 2020 and fall 2020 semesters.

Thursday, September 17 at 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Virtual Event

Teaching Through Trauma in the Age of COVID

The Humanities Center welcomes Bridget Keown (Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies). 

Put simply, 2020 has been an undeniably traumatizing year, where the fear and grief caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has been compounded and exacerbated by economic instability, systemic racism, and highly visible institutional violence. Developing a trauma-informed pedagogy can help educators and students acknowledge the harmful impact of the past, to narrate its effects on our present, and to work together for a safer, more equitable future. This Humanities Center colloquium extends an invitation to all members of the University community who wish to think together about trauma-informed pedagogy. At this first meeting, we’ll share our experiences of teaching in the age of COVID, think about how trauma affects the body and mind (as well as productive ways in which trauma can be expressed and processed), and decide how we wish to continue the conversation. Together, we will build and share a bibliography of critical trauma studies and trauma-informed pedagogy accessible here. We’ll also work collaboratively to develop teaching skills and assignments rooted in trauma-informed pedagogy. Participants in this event will be asked to take part in an exercise involving creating a memorial of teaching in 2020. There is no precirculated reading associated with the event, but please come prepared to identify an item that, to you, speaks to your experiences of teaching and learning during the spring 2020 and fall 2020 semesters.

Thursday, September 17 at 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Virtual Event

Topic

Humanities

University Unit
Humanities Center