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Tuesday, November 9 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
The Privilege of Failure: Supporting Equitable Discussions of Pedagogical Failures

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This round-table discussion invites educational developers to critically examine the practice of sharing and learning from pedagogical failures. Pedagogical (or instructional) failures are the personal, complex and unanticipated outcomes that emerge from well-intentioned interactions with students. Publicly sharing failures can prove risky, socially challenging, and punitive for marginalized faculty who already face biases in higher education. Educational developers are therefore in a position to support the cultivation of inclusive spaces that can address all experiences of instructional failures. Participants will experience an anonymous storytelling activity to uncover reasons behind pedagogical failures and speculate ways for sharing these stories equitably.
Session Handouts: All materials will be shared prior to the session for review.

Note from the Conference Team: Engage With Small(er) Groups in Roundtable Sessions 
  • Roundtable Discussions are intended to provide an opportunity for interactions in a smaller group setting. To accomplish the goal of more focused and personal conversations, we recommend presenters limit attendance for roundtable discussions to 30 participants. 
  • If you are unable to join a roundtable because it has reached the maximum number of participants, we encourage you to check-out one or more of the on-demand sessions available to you.

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Gemma Henderson

Director of Learning Platforms, University of Miami
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Amanda Valdespino

Sr. Instructional Designer, Learning Innovation and Faculty Engagement, University of Miami
Amanda Valdespino, Sr. Instructional Designer, works on faculty development initiatives and programming related at the University of Miami. In her role, Amanda performs duties such as consultations with faculty, facilitating workshops, facilitating faculty reading groups, and other... Read More →

Tuesday November 9, 2021 3:30pm - 4:30pm EST