FLO Friday: Assessment Strategies for Linguistic Justice

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In the past two years, linguistic justice, or the decolonization of language, has emerged as an important dimension for equity and inclusion. In this workshop, our facilitators will use context-specific examples to introduce assessment strategies for linguistic justice. Participants will engage in mini-activities to develop an understanding of linguistic justice concepts and macro-level strategies useful for planning assessment practices. These assessment strategies will be exemplified using writing-intensive assignments and pedagogical contexts.

Learning objectives:

  • Develop an understanding of linguistic justice concepts and contexts.
  • Apply linguistic justice concepts to assessment strategies.
  • Exemplify macro- and micro-level assessment strategies.

FLO Facilitators

Anita Chaudhuri is an assistant professor of teaching in the Department of English and Cultural Studies at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan campus. Her research in the area of identity constructions of language learners and their development in writing and communication has been published in TESOL Quarterly, BC TEAL Journal, and Writing & Pedagogy and as a chapter contribution in Affect, Embodiment, and Place in Critical Literacy: Assembling Theory and Practice. She is also interested in how pedagogical practices such as writing across curriculum and culturally sustaining pedagogy impact curriculum development and the scholarship of teaching and learning.

Jordan Stouck is an associate professor of teaching in the Faculty of Critical and Creative Studies at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan campus. She has taught composition for the past 18 years at both UBC and the University of Lethbridge and served as director of UBC’s Centre for Scholarly Communication (2013–2014) and as associate dean (2019–2022). She is the co-author of two Canadian editions of the composition textbook Writing Today.