Conference Theme: Love and Compassion in Education May 4, 2019 Time: 9:00-2:30 UNCG SCHOOL OF EDUCATION COMPLIMENTARY PARKING (OAKLAND DECK) CEU CREDITS AVAILABLE
The theme for the second annual Diversity in Language and Culture Conference is Love and Compassion in Education. In a time when classrooms are increasingly diverse and political/social climates are tumultuous, it is important that educators focus on fundamental qualities of humanity. One way to do that is by ensuring that love and compassion are at the forefront of teaching and learning. With love and compassion, the relationships that form in educational spaces can help combat the negative detritus created from marginalizing and oppressive policies over testing, monolingual and monocultural ideologies, and scripted, one-size-fits-all curricula. Love and compassion are not commonly discussed in education; love, especially, tends to be a taboo subject of discussion, and we challenge why this is.
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