- About ATTW
One of the realities of college teaching today is the diversity of the
student body. Where we once had mostly traditional students sitting in our
classrooms, we now have L2 (second language), returning adult learners,
new immigrants and students with disabilities providing us with a wealth
of opportunities for effective teaching.
This workshop will examine the challenges of teaching in a diverse
classroom. Through discussion and classroom scenarios, we will look at the
cultural assumptions, pedagogy, and curriculum changes required for the
classroom of the 21st century. We will also examine the assessment
process, the effects of specific cultural assumptions, grammar
effectiveness, and modeling within the TPC diverse classroom. At the end
of this workshop, participants will understand some strategies for
pedagogical change and will be given further resources to help in their
own exploration of issues of classroom diversity.