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Supporting Diversity in the Classroom Community #308

Sun, Nov 22, 15:30-16:30 JST | Plenary #4
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Boys to the left, girls to the right; How can we un-gender our classrooms? How can we change the discourse about LGBTQIA+ individuals from “they” to “possibly you or me”? How can we make sure that our classroom communities are safe, empowering and diversity-inclusive? I will try to answer these questions by sharing what I have learnt as an openly-gay teacher in dialogue with LGBTQIA+ students in the university community.

Presentation Assets

Yoshi Grote

Yoshi Grote

Kyoto Sangyo University
I teach content electives (focusing on topics such as gender, intercultural skills, positive psychology, identity) in the foreign language department of Kyoto Sangyo University. My research interests include: 1) Visibility / invisibility and sense of belonging of LGBTQIA+ students in classes and campus & creation of diversity-positive spaces. 2) The intersection of language, intercultural training and education with a focus on building intercultural competence in English language classrooms.