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Dean’s Distinguished Speaker Series, Engaging Faculty in an Empowered University: Reimagining the Meaning of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Event Type
Lecture
Sponsor
College of Education; Office of the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; American Indian Studies; Humanities Research Institute
Virtual
wifi event
Date
May 2, 2022   11:00 am  
Speaker
Megan Bang (Learning Sciences and Psychology, Northwestern University)
Registration
Zoom registration
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Originating Calendar
Campus Humanities Calendar

Megan Bang is a professor of the Learning Sciences and Psychology at Northwestern University and she is currently serving as the senior vice president at the Spencer Foundation. She serves on the Board of Science Education at the National Academy of Sciences, and on the National Science Foundation's Education & HR and Environmental Research & Education Advisory Committees.

Bang studies the dynamics of culture, learning, and development—with a focus on the complexities of navigating multiple meaning systems—to create more effective and just learning environments, with a specific focus in STEM education. She has examined educator learning across career stages and the transformative forms of pedagogical practice, and uses participatory methods to design and study both formal and informal learning environments. Bang has decades of experience designing learning to transform the historical legacies and colonial conditions of education within Indigenous communities. She is currently focused on complex socio-ecological systems and their intersections with power and historicity.

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