Small Steps, Big Impact Episode 3 – Indigenous Pedagogy

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Our guest today is Dr. Laura Pipe, Director of the Teaching Innovations Center here at UNCG. She is descended from the Tuscarora and is also the Faculty Advisor for the Native American Student Association, referred to as NASA. Our conversation today focuses on the importance of Indigenous pedagogy and the role of storytelling.

Link to full transcript here.

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Quote from the Episode

“We all need to trust our students a little bit more.”

About our Guest

Laura Pipe directs the Teaching Innovations Office overseeing campus-wide faculty and educational development programming. Laura aims to create academically enriched programs that promote integrated learning, teaching innovations and faculty collaboration. Laura completed her B.S. in Journalism (Texas Christian University), her M.S. in Higher Postsecondary Education (Syracuse University), and her Ph.D. in Kinesiology (UNCG) with a PostBac in Teaching Sociology (UNCG). Her scholarly and teaching interests focus on a critical examination of action sports (bicycle motocross, skateboarding, stock car racing) through the conception, construction and consumption of space, and justice-forward pedagogy and teaching practice.  

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Resources from the Episode