Culturally Relevant Pedagogy (CRP) in Undergraduate Mathematics
In this presentation, I will share one of my research projects where I engage instructors in learning about CRP. Gloria Ladson-Billings has specified the three foci of culturally relevant teaching: 1) student learning; 2) developing students' cultural competence; and 3) increasing students' sociopolitical awareness. To focus on student learning, I introduced the instructors to Inquiry Based Learning methods for teaching calculus and how to teach from an anti-deficit perspective. The project also helped students and instructors together to develop cultural competence and to increase sociopolitical awareness (the other two foci of CRP) by engaging in critical conversations about race and gender. I will share some preliminary results from the project so far. I will also offer a potential opportunity for new instructors to participate in the project as part of an upcoming grant.