eKEYNOTE DESCRIPTION: Post-secondary education typically distinguishes academic (that is, cognitive, theory, or information) learning from learning with the body, relegating the latter to the physical training of sport or disciplines where the use of the body cannot be denied such as music or nursing. However, all learning involves the body and attention to the learner as an embodied being can shift how we support students. This presentation will discuss the learner-body as a vessel for social in/justice (equity), an agent experiencing the world (phenomenology), a person meeting the physical demands of an institution (sport sociology), and a cognitive-political-biological being (new-materialism). Learning Specialists have an obligation to consider the neuro-cognitive and the socio-affective to prime learners for optimal performance.
BIO: Dr. Janelle Joseph is an award-winning Assistant Professor in Critical Studies of Race in the Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education. At the University of Toronto, she is Founder and Director of the Indigeneity, Diaspora, Equity, and Anti-racism in Sport (IDEAS) Research Lab and former Director of Academic Success, Student Life. Dr Joseph’s current research focuses on decolonizing sport studies and anti-racism activism among Black athletes and educators.
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