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Workshop Series for Teachers: Working Through Tensions in Learning Communities

Photo by Donya Mirzai (CEU OLIve Weekend Program student)
Tuesday, April 26, 2022, 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Displaced populations in countries of first asylum -- whether in camp or urban settings -- face a number of barriers to achieving a life without conflict, including while pursuing education opportunities. Having escaped war, authoritarianism, climate devastation or other forms of trauma, these challenges – among many others – follow into learning communities the 3% of refugees globally who manage to gain access to higher education. This panel will highlight a number of tensions with which refugees grapple in their educational experiences. Through different case studies drawn from host countries including Bangladesh and Kenya, panelists will present different best practices for navigating such tensions, which can be adapted by faculty to blended, online or f2f classrooms that include displaced learners.