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Activity Number: 92 - Teaching Social Justice Through Statistics and Biostatistics: The Case for a DEI-Infused Curriculum
Type: Invited
Date/Time: Monday, August 8, 2022 : 8:30 AM to 10:20 AM
Sponsor: Section on Teaching of Statistics in the Health Sciences
Abstract #319206
Title: DEI Through Community-Engaged Learning
Author(s): Jana Lynn Asher*
Companies: Slippery Rock University
Keywords: Community Engagement; Statistics Education; DEI; civics learning; Community-Engaged Learning

The use of antiracist and critical pedagogy has become a growing movement across higher education but has not been generally considered within STEM curricula. Similarly, community-engaged learning, a decades-old movement in civics learning within higher education, has made relatively little headway in STEM coursework. These two movements, however, complement each other and both have much to contribute to how we teach statistics. This paper will outline my efforts to incorporate DEI themes into my elementary statistics course over the past five years through the use of community-engaged learning. Pre- and post-assessment data will be used to demonstrate learned competencies in civic engagement. Additionally, practical examples for DEI education within elementary statistics will be provided.

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