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 aware that students’ worries of confirming negative stereotypes about their group can result in reduced performance.
- Describe the concepts of identity safety and its opposite, identity threat, and understand the effects they have on student bandwidth.
- Examine your environment for identity safety factors and learn and apply strategies that help students recover bandwidth.