Shawn Doubiago - Inclusive Classrooms

Shawn Doubiago, Comparative Literature and Culture, uses a flipped class activity at the beginning of each semester involving the TED Talk, ‟The Danger of a Single Story,” by novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Listen to Shawn describe the activity and explain the ways this activity helps facilitate student communication, potentially leading to a more successful classroom experience, especially when tackling sensitive topics.

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If you have not seen the 2009 TED Talk by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie then you can view it below. The description of the talk at TED is: "Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories. Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice -- and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding."

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