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.
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."