Celebrating Diversity in the Classroom
This tutorial is designed to encourage you to think about how you see others - and how you see yourself - based on all of the things that have gone into making you who you are. As you move through this tutorial and think about your own experiences with what you find here, we hope that you will join us in recognizing the richness that diversity brings to your life and in celebrating the opportunities that being here bring to you.
Goals and Objectives
Upon completion of this tutorial, you will be able to:
- Articulate the definitions of power, privilege, stereotypes, prejudice, and discrimination.
- Look critically at the presence and absence of power and privilege in your life.
- Recognize how power and privilege function throughout society.
- Understand the relationship between stereotypes and prejudice.
- Understand the differences between implicit and explicit stereotypes and prejudice.
- Recognize ways in which you may endorse implicit stereotypes and prejudice.
- Articulate how and when stereotypes and prejudice are likely to influence discriminatory behavior.
- Understand the systemic nature of isms.
- Identify the various systems and institutions within which these isms have historically been perpetuated.
- Recognize how your particular privilege or lack of privilege has been maintained within these systems.
This tutorial is set up in a linear fashion, so you can work straight through from the Overview to the Summary. If that's does not fit your preferred learning style, you can use the Menu to skip from section to section. The choice is yours.
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This iStudy tutorial covers a great deal of materials, and we hope that it has given you a great deal to think about. Because you are a member of a diverse community, you will continue to explore the concepts of power and privilege; stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination throughout your time at Penn State. We hope the module has given you some tools to help in this exploration. We encourage you to engage others in the conversations about what you have learned, what you see, and what it means to you. We encourage you to see and to hear in ways that show you are eager to learn about others' lives and to share your own with them.
For a more in-depth understanding of diversity, we recommend participating in the Multicultural competencies certificate offered through EDGE. In completing the Multicultural competency certificate, students will consider areas of diversity, social justice, and multiculturalism on a personal, professional, societal, and world level. Students will be asked to explore the basics of multicultural competence, impediments to inclusion including such issues as privilege and power, various communities and populations including international cultures, and critical issues regarding sexual orientation, ability, racial, socio-economic, and gender related topics. For more information, see http://edge.psu.edu . (Opens in a new window or tab.)