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Friday, 4 November 2022

Discrimination in University Teaching

Date and time

Friday, 4 November 2022, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.




Office of the Central Women’s Representative, HU Berlin


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Just like other institutions, universities are affected by social power relations. They shape who teaches and studies, what is taught and learned, and how learning processes (can) take place at universities.

Structures and frameworks are not unchangeable, but teachers’ direct sphere of influence lies more on the level of the didactics of courses. Here, too, we are repeatedly confronted with discriminatory situations (despite diversity-conscious planning and communication). Most of the time, these situations are experienced as challenging. For various reasons, they can also become a burden for teachers.

Advanced Workshop Diversity in Teaching

In the workshop we will deal with individual discrimination, discriminatory language, sexualised harassment, exclusion, attributions, and more. The goal of the workshop is to gain more confidence as a teacher in recognising and dealing with discrimination in university teaching. We will discuss concrete case studies and also talk about counselling and support options at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.

Please note that this offer is not suitable as a first engagement with the topic of diversity and discrimination in teaching. The workshop can be attended after the introductory workshop or if you already have basic prior knowledge on the topic.

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