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Inclusive Pedagogy and Diversity: Education for the 21st Century

Eleven Ball State University faculty recently studied teaching and learning with regard to diversity. Each participant developed a research-based, best practice pedagogy, implementing it in the subsequent semester. These videos include faculty describing their innovations, footage of students experiencing the pedagogies, and faculty reflections on the successes and challenges associated with their work. Most importantly, these videos reveal the powerful thinking of excellent pedagogues and the transformative impact inclusive pedagogy has on diverse students.

David Timothy
Watch an overview video about Ball State faculty innovations with inclusive pedagogy.

Timothy Berg, assistant professor of history
Teaching the Felt Experience of Diversity through Aesthetic Experiments
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 Dom  Kevin
Dom Caristi, professor of telecommunications
 Understanding Demographics in Broadcast Programming
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Kevin Harrelson, assistant professor of philosophy
Identity and Normativity in Narrative Philosophical Pedagogy
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 Maria  Kristen

Maria Hernández-Finch, assistant professor of psychology
Teaching a Culturally Relevant Situated learning Child Development Course Long
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Dr. Hernández-Finch's diversity disciplinary lesson plans

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Kristen McCauliff, assistant professor of communication studies
Restructuring Hierarchy in a Communication Studies Classroom
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John McKillip, chairperson and professor of educational leadership
Desire for Discovery: Diversity in the Molecular Biosciences
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Melinda Messineo, chairperson and associate professor of sociology
Universal Design in Introductory Sociology
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Dr. Messineo's diversity disciplinary lesson plans

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 Ashley  Chin-Sook
Ashley Murphy, instructor of English
Teaching Linguistic Diversity through Theater Arts
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Chin-Sook Pak, associate professor of Spanish
Community Centered Experiential Learning in Intermediate Spanish
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Jarka Robin
Jarka Popovicova, associate professor of natural resources and environmental management
Inclusive Learning in Environmental Management
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Robin Rufatto, instructor of mathematical sciences
Diversity in a Liberal Arts Mathematics Course
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