“What We Are Learning About Learning” is a podcast about teaching and learning in higher education. Through this resource, we hope to expand and share more broadly the conversations we’re having with students, faculty, and staff, and throw light on some of the most important issues and developments in higher education today. 

Season 2 Episode 1. August 2021: What Students Need Right Now

In this episode we look back to learn more about what we can bring forward. We focus on what we’re learning about learning from the pandemic and racial reckoning, and, more specifically, on what students need as they transition back to in person learning in the fall. While a lot is unknown, we do know that, after all that’s happened—the pandemic, social unrest, and the persistent inequalities that plague our nation, we can’t return to business as usual. As award-winning author and activist Sonya Renee Taylor put it, “We will not go back to normal. Normal never was. Our pre-corona existence was not normal other than we normalized greed, inequity, exhaustion, depletion, extraction, disconnection, rage, hoarding, hate and lack. We should not long to return, my friends. We are being given the opportunity to stitch a new garment. One that fits all of humanity and nature.”

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