Provost’s Colloquium Series Presents a Talk on: Discussing Cultural Perceptions of Learning and Teaching

Posted by: Elizabeth Richardson on March 25, 2019, No Comments

East Stroudsburg University’s Provost’s Colloquium Series, an intellectual experience that promotes dialogue among ESU faculty, staff, students, and community, continues with a presentation by Laura Kieselbach, Ph.D., assistant professor of English. The presentation “Discussing Cultural Perceptions of Learning and Teaching”, will take place on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. in Beers Lecture Hall.

According to Dr. Kieselbach, teachers across the United States are in a crucial position to help their students develop a personal, fair, and equitable understanding of all people and cultures. Kieselbach’s research focuses on culturally relevant teaching and includes questions such as “How do we first make students feel valued in their own culture and in the classroom?” and “How do we help students master competency of their own culture and someone else’s?” Current instructional practices in multicultural education are often artificial and brief, lead to stereotypical ideas, and reduce a culture to a narrow lens viewed by the dominant culture in a society. Following an audience dialogue about important comments shared by participants in her research, Kieslebach will share some success stories from her own practices, and the student growth that has resulted from implementing the strategy of culturally relevant teaching.

For more information about the Provost’s Colloquium Series, contact Christina McDonald, director, office of sponsored projects and research, at (570) 422-7954 or cmcdonald9@esu.edu.