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Bandwidth Stealers And How To Recover: Microaggressions And Ground Rules

Microaggressions are small, subtle insults, slights, and invalidations that eat away at self-confidence and make people feel unsure, unsafe, and constantly vigilant. All this uncertainty depletes bandwidth. We can create learning spaces where microaggressions are minimised and where everyone can learn.

This course has been developed with Cia Verschelden from the American Association of Colleges and Universities, USA, and it includes short videos, activities, and discussion prompts. It is part of a series on Bandwidth Recovery: Helping Students Reclaim Cognitive Resources. When completed you will be able to:

  • Explain the definition of microaggressions and think about their relevance in your life and the lives of your students. 
  • Describe the effects of microaggressions on bandwidth – available cognitive capacity.  
  • Implement several strategies in your classroom to minimise microaggressions so everyone can learn.  

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