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ISLS 2023 Pre-Conference Workshop

Emerging Approaches to Collaborative Education Research: Learning, Unlearning, and Relearning through Critical Attention to Tensions
Shulong Yan
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Chris Jadallah
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Erin Lane
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leanne.ma@mail.utoronto.ca
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lkaiser3@uw.edu
Last edited 266 days ago by Chris Jadallah

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meeting id: 91332998527 (email workshop organizers for details + passcode)

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Workshop Timeline
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Introduction
Shulong Yan
1:00 PM EST
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Speaker #1
2:00 PM EST
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Group Activity #1
3:00 PM EST
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Group Activity #2
4:00 PM EST
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Group Discussion
5:00 PM EST
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Agenda

Saturday, June 10
Attendees: Ambivert, Commitments, Time, River, BradPitt

Phase 1 Notes (none)

Phase 2 Notes

Conference Presentation Notes:
Deciding upon roles (e.g. audience member, presenter, THAT professor emeritus)
Assigning roles - with each character to be played be a pair of people.
Within each pair will be a performer and an observer.

ROLES - who is in the room during a conference presentation?
The PI of the presenter
Presenter (hopefully!)
Co-presenter
Technician
Discussant
Students
Timekeeper
Facilitator or chair
The next presenter waiting for their turn
The person who went to the wrong room!
Audience members from a different research background
Colleagues, mentors etc. their to support speaker
Audience member who makes eye contact and nods (legend)
Audience member who asks a question that’s not a question... “this is a comment more than a question”
Grad students hyping up their friends
Zoom audience member who nobody listens to but who is interjecting all the time...
The person who chaired the search committee who didn’t hire you #awkward
Chatty professor audience members
Person falling asleep
That audience member live-tweeting the whole talk
Audience member wanting an IG picture to post some hashtags
Someone actually interested in the topic of the session
PROMPTS FOR PREPARING CREATING YOUR CHARACTER WHILE YOU PREPARE YOUR SCENE
Do this collaboratively with your partner for ~10 mins.
Where is your character coming from before they arrive at the conference presentation?
What is your role?
Where are you going after the presentation?
What are your relationships with the others in the room?
What was your character’s childhood like?
Where did they live?
Do they have a toothache?
Are they tired?
How do they sit?
How do they move?


Phase 3 Notes

5 min journaling - what’s on your mind
Could encourage people to move and draw
45 min - structured conversation, Erin starts while Chris taking notes:
Part 1: Reflection and Debrief - 15-20 min
What just happened?
What struck you?
What bothered you?
How did you feel?
What did you (un)learn?
How do you see your professional life differently?
Prompt people to give specific examples so we can capture in the notes what happened during the performances.
What do you want to try next…
Part 2: 15-20
Who produces knowledge, and knowledge for whom?
Whose voices/perspectives are we missing in our community?
What are our commitments when it comes to advancing more inclusive, more equitable, more socially just futures? Which current professional “norms” are barriers to those goals?


Reflection and Discussion

Part 1:
What just happened? What struck you? What bothered you? How did you feel? What did you (un)learn? What do you want to try next? Any specific examples?
Who produces knowledge and knowledge for whom?
Whose voices/perspectives are we missing in our community?
What are our commitments when it comes to advancing more inclusive, more equitable, more socially just futures? Which current professional “norms” are barriers to those goals?
Zoom:
Time — Trying to hold multiple simultaneous planes at once - stepping outside of personal habits of wanting to get particular takeaways from the workshop to instead embodying something else.
Commitments - We often discuss how young people need to engage in learning through multiple modalities - what does it mean to apply that to ourselves as we’re negotiating conflicts and tensions? If and how do we embody something different?
Learning can require being uncomfortable and bothered - important to question why one feels bothered?
Luffy — Don’t take people just at face value. In real life, people present different versions of themselves in particular times, places, and roles. This is not the whole person. Learn to see the complexity in people rather than making assumptions of negativity or judgments.
In- Person
Academia involves having thoughts about other people in academia - evaluating each other constantly. What norms have existed that have made it so opaque and weird regarding how we view each others’ work?
Today was a valuable exercise in taking up space - particularly for people not positioned in ways where they often can (e.g. grad students).
Showing people grace, rehumanizing science and academia instead of separating personal and professional aspects. This is a norm in academia.
Exercise in empathy via roleplaying activities... taking on different positions.
How do we make this not preaching to the choir? All of the attendees in this workshop were drawn to it for a reason - what about the folks in spaces where norms of collaboration are different or made less explicit?
Reminder that these situations are commonplace - you likely aren’t the only person dealing with tensions. There’s no right or wrong answer in how to navigate them, but there needs to be more forums (like this workshop) for discussion.
The tensions were relatable because they were all real. We have these tensions often because we’re trying to project “perfectionism” but the tensions arise because we feel out of control. The activities in this workshop allowed us to reclaim that control in our own terms.
NOTE FROM INDIGO: There’s nothing special about us as facilitators, or this workshop at ISLS. Anyone can do this at any space they’re in! It might be difficult or uncomfortable in some situations, but it’s a helpful exercise.
Taking on roles where you do not relate at all - e.g. someone who was called out for manipulating data - can bring up a lot of emotion. There’s feelings of sadness and fear around the systems in academia in which there’s a lot of pain. But there’s also joy that comes from being in community with people who are envisioning alternatives.
Senior folks in this field are surprised about how other people in this field aren’t here... they should be here. It’s disheartening that people are still struggling with these issues. Folks with power in these spaces need to use it.

Part 2: (Collective)

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