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EDCT 5677 | EDUU 9782: Exploring the Intersection between Implicit/Explicit Bias and Its Societal Implications on Race

Price: $150.00

Instructor: Dr. Nancy Dome

Credits: 1 | Schedule: 4 weeks

What You Will Learn

"No matter how good our intentions to be free of prejudice, we all have implicit biases that can have a serious impact on our work in schools." Participants will explore the concept of implicit bias and the nuanced behavior that is a product of our unconsciousness. As they engage with the materials, participant’s will have opportunities to reflect upon how your implicit biases may be impacting there work in schools as well as their personal lives. They will engage in activities to practice "interrupting" the behavior internally and interpersonally. Finally they will create an action plan around the essential question: What am I willing to do to not only become aware, but interrupt actions that reflect implicit bias.

Course Work

Module 1: Implicit Bias

What You’ll Learn

  • Lesson: Understanding Implicit Bias
  • Video: Racism Without Racists
  • Assignment #1: From Theory to Practice
  • Forum Discussion: Quote & Video

Module 2: Getting Explicit About Implicit Bias

What You’ll Learn

  • Read: Implicit Bias
  • Assignment #2: From Theory to Practice
  • Forum Discussion: The Implicit Bystander Effect

Module 3: The Parallels Between Implicit & Explicit Bias

What You’ll Learn

  • Video: Racist Rant
  • Assignment #3: From Theory to Practice
  • Forum Discussion: Life’s Reality & Your Response

Module 4: Debiasing Techniques

What You’ll Learn

  • Video: This Will Change the Way You Think
  • Assignment #4: From Theory to Practice
  • Forum Discussion: Putting It Into Practice

NOTE: This course section is specifically for individuals seeking graduate units through Seattle Pacific University (SPU) or Brandman University (BU). There are graded assignments due in order to receive credit. Students seeking units must register directly with SPU or BU and pay required fees which are separate from the fee to take this course.

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