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Darden College of Education & Professional StudiesCritical Conversations in Education

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To show support and gratitude for health care workers, first responders, and other essential workers keeping communities safe during the COVID-19 emergency. Old Dominion University is illuminating its Education Building blue during May, as part of the national #LightItBlue campaign. Photo Chuck Thomas/ODU

Critical Conversations in Education is one of many initiatives from the college to advance our diversity statement and work toward our goals of diversity, equity, and inclusion. The Critical Conversations in Education series is designed to spark candid and uncomfortable examinations of educational institutions and practices to disrupt system barriers and promote environments in which all have opportunities to optimize success. The Series was launched in 2020 by Interim Dean Tammi Dice.

Now moving into its second year, the 2021-2022 lecture series will be led by DCEPS' Department of Human Movement Sciences and will be focused on topics related to Moving Towards Just and Inclusive Learning.

Current Series

Professor in Classroom

The purpose of this series is to explore the myriad settings where educational and mis-educative experiences occur in relation to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion.

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Past Series

Teacher in Classroom

The purpose of this series is to bring to light how what is taught at all levels of education is born of colonization and to elevate how we can work together to decolonize the curriculum to make education accessible for all.

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