Module 2B | An inclusive learning environment

What is intersectionality and how does it play a role in your classroom? What makes it difficult to intervene as a teacher when a controversial comment is made? How can you invite yourself to start trying? How to react to controversial comments in the classroom, while including everyone?

Course description

As a teacher you want to create a safe learning environment. So how do you react to controversial comments made in your classroom? How do you state that a certain comment is not appropriate? Or how do you have a conversation with the entire group on a controversial issue? In this course we will talk about what kind of controversial issues you might encounter and how your own thoughts might hold you back from intervening. We will invite you to challenge these thoughts and give you the tools to help you intervene in a manner that ensures a safe learning environment.

Target group

This module is part of the DOP for Teachers 4.
All modules are open for everyone who is teaching at the FNWI, so for example for teachers 3 and 4, tutors and teaching assistants (PhD’s and student assistants). Not sure which module suits your learning objectives best? Please send an email to

Course duration

  • 3 hours


  • Friday 16 October 2020 | 12:00 – 16:00
  • Thursday 14 January 2021 | 10:00-13:00


Some modules will be taught on location, some online via Zoom. Two weeks before the start of a module you will receive an invitation with more details. If you are interested in this course, please register here. We are looking forward to see you!