Pan-African Approaches to Teaching Geoscience

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This workshop has already taken place. Read the workshop summary for a synopsis of key ideas and Pan-African approaches for materials developed in association with the workshop. Workshop presentations and summaries of discussions are available on the program page.

May 23–25, 2017
Morehouse College, Atlanta, GA

Africa is integrally linked to the United States through the impact of Africans in America and Africa as a source of minerals, other materials and intellectual resources. Yet, African-Americans are underrepresented in the geosciences, and attracting African-American students to the geosciences is a challenge. This workshop focuses on developing opportunities for students to learn geoscience in the context of culturally relevant questions using Pan-African pedagogical approaches. Faculty from all disciplines who have opportunities to teach about the Earth and Africa are invited to apply.

The application period is closed.

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Cynthia Hewitt, Morehouse College
Barb Tewksbury, Hamilton College


Rory McFadden, Science Education Research Center, Carleton College

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