Who in the World Are We?


Note: This essay was written for the 2nd Module of the MILT OOPS! – the Multicultural Inclusive
Learning and Teaching Open Online Seminar focusing on higher education

We Bring…Worlds

world in 100We come from multiple worlds with some connections:

We are part of a 1% with our graduate degrees.

We are also:

  • Learners seeking to understand learning.
  • Teachers seeking to understand teaching.
  • People who care about worlds of learners, teachers & communities, who seek to understand multiple – sometimes intersecting, sometimes divergent – ways for learning in and about these worlds thru interaction.

We Bring…Stories

lone treeThe single story creates stereotypes, and the problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue, but that they are incomplete. They make one story become the only story. 

Chimamanda Adichie

I grew up hearing oscillating narratives revealing family ups & downs, variations in family, culture & community. I wanted this in classrooms: content linking chemistry to…

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