Teaching Tuesday: Using Reflexive Pedagogy to Enhance Student Learning

December 10, 2024 12:00pm - 1:00pm
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Online via Zoom

Reflexive pedagogy is a teaching and learning approach used with the intention of creating more self-awareness, fostering critical thinking, and facilitating meaning-making through lived experiences and shared knowledge. This approach is often used in higher education, especially in Family Science programs that prepare students to work effectively with individuals, families, and communities in a variety of settings. Helping students to think reflexively can be especially beneficial in courses that focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). To teach and learn reflexively goes beyond the occasional reflection paper assignment or two. During this Teaching Tuesday there will be an open dialogue on how reflexive pedagogy can be incorporated into all aspects of a course, including the language used in a syllabus, the selection of course materials, discussion touchpoints, and class activities. 

After a brief presentation, participants will have the opportunity to discuss: 

  • ideas on how to incorporate reflexive pedagogy into their teaching practices; 
  • opportunities for and challenges of using reflexive pedagogy; and
  • how reflexive pedagogy can be measured for effectiveness. 

Please come prepared to engage in discussion!

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About the Presenter

Lyndal Khaw
Presenter: Lyndal Khaw, Ph.D.

Lyndal Khaw, Ph.D., is a Professor and Department Chair of Family Science and Human Development at Montclair State University, Montclair, New Jersey. She received her Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2010. 

Her academic research focuses on feminist approaches to studying intimate partner violence, specifically on women’s process of leaving abusive partners and strategies women use to resist violence. Dr. Khaw’s work explores the impact of violence beyond the survivor, such as parenting, family dynamics, and intimate relationships. For almost 20 years, Dr. Khaw has incorporated a social justice approach to her teaching and is committed to creating an equitable, antiracist, and inclusive environment where her students can thrive and learn. As a Department Chair, she has advocated for her department’s social justice mission to be central and present in her administrative and leadership work. Dr. Khaw has been an active member of NCFR and the Feminism and Family Science section since 2005 and has served in multiple board leadership roles. 


About NCFR Teaching Tuesdays

Teaching Tuesdays is a quarterly, interactive opportunity for NCFR members who teach in an academic setting to learn more about academic teaching. Presenter(s) will talk briefly about a topic related to teaching followed by a discussion with the presenter(s) and audience members. The discussion will focus on applying the information presented to enhance classroom pedagogy.

These events are free to all current NCFR members. The meetings will be recorded.

If you would like to be a session facilitator, contact Jessica Oswald via email.