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Bandwidth Stealers And How To Recover: Stereotype Threat and Identity Threat

When students are members of groups about whom there are negative stereotypes, performance can be depressed by worry about confirming those stereotypes. Learning spaces can be identity-safe or identity-threat environments, with resultant positive or deleterious effects on student learning.

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.

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