Below are free teaching resources that may be of use to diversifying psychology.
Overviews, introductions and intersections of racism
This is a 90 minute lecture delivered on the MSc Psychology Conversion course at Leeds Beckett University designed by Dr Glen Jankowski. It can be delivered and/or edited freely for educational purposes. The link below includes slides with an overview, learning objectives (see below) and reading list. The slides include infographics, images and source links from a variety of online sources primarily demonstrating structural racism. A script is not available and it is suggested you use the slides as a prompt only.
- To understand the social construction of race
- To analyze and synthesize both historical and contemporary forms of racism in order to define racism
- To apply this understanding to consider the impact of racism on individuals and groups
- To assess the ways in which racism intersects with other societal oppressions. A short quiz at the end of the lecture is recommended to assess student’s learning. Poll Everywhere is a recommended online quiz resource. The following screenshot captures some MSc student responses from one question:
- Lecture: How racism and class intersect
As above, this is a 90 minute lecture delivered on the MSc Psychology Conversion course at Leeds Beckett University designed by Dr Glen Jankowski. It can be delivered and/or edited freely for educational purposes. The link below includes slides with an overview, learning objectives (see below), short quiz and reading list. The slides include infographics, images and source links from a variety of online sources primarily demonstrating the intersection of class and racism. A script is not available and it is suggested you use the slides to prompt your lecture.
- To identity and understand the intersections of class and racism
- To apply this understanding to key wealth building areas: education, property and income.
|Objective||How will this be achieved?|
|1. To understand the social construction of racism||YouTube videos + Kahoots quiz + discussion|
|2. To analyse how racism operates institutionally and to apply this understanding to the institution/discipline of psychology||Reading through Guardian article on institutional racism experiences and answering quiz. Some discussion (if time permits) on how these intuitional experiences might relate to the white/western/male dominance of psychology|
Format: This seminar should take approximately 120 minutes and consists of playing 3 short youtube videos outlining the social construction of race and 1 article published in the Guardian on institutional racism. Quiz questions, answers and video/article links are listed The Social Construction of Race_Seminar.
General teaching resources
Free resources for educators, primarily for those who work with children from early childhood through to high school/college but with content that can be used and applied to Higher Education. Their materials are used to supplement curriculums and inform practices; not limited to race and racism, Teaching Tolerance has content on ability, religion, class, gender, sexual identity, immigration, bullying and bias, and rights and activism. Some examples of content are Teaching about race, racism and police violence and Discussing Whiteness.
Checklist that can be used in seminar activities with students to highlight aspects of everyday white privilege.
This study concerns a quantitative evaluation of teaching an anti-racism module by the author to a large cohort of White and BME students.
- Torino’s (2015) useful paper examining different learning exercises for promoting anti-racism including experiential learning, group based learning and didactic methods.
- Case & Rios (2015). Experiment assessing whether paper handout or video exercise is more effective as a teaching strategy in developing white privilege.
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