6 episodes

In “Woke Pedagogies: An Arts & Sciences Approach to Excellence in Teaching” podcast, hosts Elena Foulis and David Staley discuss challenges within higher ed, giving consideration to an ongoing global pandemic and international calls for racial equity and justice. Specifically, the team takes a deep dive into teaching pedagogies from the perspectives of faculty, graduate and undergraduate students to help listeners cultivate and maintain healthy learning spaces.

Elena Foulis and David Staley make a dynamic team of experienced hosts. Foulis is an award-winning senior lecturer in the department of Spanish and Portuguese at The Ohio State University. Foulis is co-author of 'Mi idioma, mi comunidad: español para bilingües' (which translates to "My language, my community: Spanish for bilinguals"), an open source text which explores culturally relevant topics to teach heritage learners Spanish. David Staley is an associate professor in the department of History at The Ohio State University where he teaches courses in digital history and historical methods.

Director of the Humanities Institute and the Center for the Humanities in Practice, Staley also hosts the “Voices of Excellence in Arts and Sciences” podcast.

Find “Woke Pedagogies: An Arts and Sciences Approach to Excellence in Teaching” on Apple Podcasts.

The Executive Producer for “Woke Pedagogies: An Arts and Sciences Approach to Excellence in Teaching” is Wendy Smooth, Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the College of Arts and Sciences at The Ohio State University.

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In “Woke Pedagogies: An Arts & Sciences Approach to Excellence in Teaching” podcast, hosts Elena Foulis and David Staley discuss challenges within higher ed, giving consideration to an ongoing global pandemic and international calls for racial equity and justice. Specifically, the team takes a deep dive into teaching pedagogies from the perspectives of faculty, graduate and undergraduate students to help listeners cultivate and maintain healthy learning spaces.

Elena Foulis and David Staley make a dynamic team of experienced hosts. Foulis is an award-winning senior lecturer in the department of Spanish and Portuguese at The Ohio State University. Foulis is co-author of 'Mi idioma, mi comunidad: español para bilingües' (which translates to "My language, my community: Spanish for bilinguals"), an open source text which explores culturally relevant topics to teach heritage learners Spanish. David Staley is an associate professor in the department of History at The Ohio State University where he teaches courses in digital history and historical methods.

Director of the Humanities Institute and the Center for the Humanities in Practice, Staley also hosts the “Voices of Excellence in Arts and Sciences” podcast.

Find “Woke Pedagogies: An Arts and Sciences Approach to Excellence in Teaching” on Apple Podcasts.

The Executive Producer for “Woke Pedagogies: An Arts and Sciences Approach to Excellence in Teaching” is Wendy Smooth, Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the College of Arts and Sciences at The Ohio State University.

    S1/E6: Learning While Woke – Part II

    S1/E6: Learning While Woke – Part II

    Ohio State University has a long history of student activism on social justice issues and our students in ASC are at the forefront as leaders of a range of current movements for greater justice and equality.

    Join us in conversation with Alejandro Andonaegui exploring how he brings his personal experiences as an activist into his classes. How does he learn and interact alongside fellow students or even with instructors who may not have as much knowledge about race, inequalities and disparities? Alejandro shares his own insights on learning while woke to our conversations on bringing social justice concerns squarely into all our learning spaces.

    • 29 min
    S1/E5: Learning While Woke – Part I

    S1/E5: Learning While Woke – Part I

    Ohio State University has a long history of student activism on social justice issues and our students in ASC are at the forefront as leaders of a range of current movements for greater justice and equality.

    Join us in conversation with Kayah Woodford as she explores how she brings her personal experiences as an activist into her classes. How does she learn and interact alongside fellow students or even with instructors who may not have as much knowledge about race, inequalities and disparities? Kayah shares her own insights on learning while woke to our conversations on bringing social justice concerns squarely into all our learning spaces.

    • 29 min
    S1/E4: Teaching Race While White – Part II

    S1/E4: Teaching Race While White – Part II

    In this episode of Woke Pedagogies we continue the conversation on teaching race while white with Shannon Winnubst, Professor and Chair in the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies.

    Shannon joins us and further explores approaches to acknowledging how the ongoing social tensions present in society are already part of our classrooms and ways we can ‘lower the temperature’ on these issues to create spaces for productive conversations. She offers what she has learned around creating spaces for students to engage the complexities of racial hierarchies and inequalities while understanding how whiteness, including her own whiteness informs these discussions.

    • 27 min
    S1/E3: Teaching Race While White – Part I

    S1/E3: Teaching Race While White – Part I

    What level of responsibility do white professors have to discuss race in their classrooms? How can new faculty manage expectations about students of color serving as spokespersons for their entire race? Mathew Coleman, Associate Professor of Geography, unpacks the racialized history of The Ohio State University as a land grant institution and the critical need to discuss race among his students.

    • 26 min
    S1/E2: Teaching Race in Unsuspecting Places

    S1/E2: Teaching Race in Unsuspecting Places

    How do we as practitioners address some of the disparities inherent within our fields of study? Associate Professor of Ecology, Maria Miriti, asks educators to consider the ways in which the very foundations of our disciplines depend on people’s marginalization.

    • 27 min
    S1/E1: Academic Freedom at a Land Grant Institution

    S1/E1: Academic Freedom at a Land Grant Institution

    "Congress shall make no law...abridging the freedom of speech", but how do we measure acceptable speech to ensure everyone’s protection within learning spaces?

    Hosts Elena Foulis and David Staley sit down with Gretchen Ritter, Executive Dean and Vice Provost of the College of Arts and Sciences at The Ohio State University, as she speaks directly to the issue of academic freedom and appropriate speech in the classroom.

    • 25 min

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