Unmasking Stereotype Threat & Impostor Syndrome
|Stereotype threat, a fear of fulfilling negative stereotypes related to social identities, triggers physiological and psychological processes that can disrupt learning. Impostor syndrome, the internalized doubt of proven abilities, is a common problem for graduate students. Research also shows that an instructor’s beliefs about their own and their students’ abilities impact the classroom environment. In this workshop we will review research and identify mindful, pedagogical practices to recognize and address the impact of these phenomena and their consequences to create a more equitable learning environment.|
After successfully completing this workshop you will be able to:
Learn the definitions of Stereotype Threat and Impostor Syndrome
Identify the signs and symptoms of Stereotype Threat and Impostor Syndrome in students and in ourselves
Build a repertoire of strategies to help mitigate Stereotype Threat and combat Impostor Syndrome for students and ourselves
In the Library:
- Add library resources if available, N/A if not.
- Learning from Students: Early Term Student Feedback in Higher Education. Rando, William C.
[Kaneb Center LB 2331 .R36 1994]
- Add other resources (external) if available, N/A if there are none.
- Evaluating and Improving Undergraduate Teaching in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Fox and Hackerman, Editors (2003).