Nov. 15, 2021

S2 07.0 Student-Centered Teaching in Teacher-Centered Cultures with Kirsten Dyck

Need teaching tips to get your students to participate in the discussion? This episode is all about how to use student-centered techniques and be culturally responsive. Dr. Kirsten Dyck shares how to integrate active and cooperative learning strategies with students of all ages and all different content areas.

Kirsten Dyck, who is currently teaching English at a university in Nanjing, China, has also taught in the Ukraine. She shares her expertise in culturally responsive teaching with engaging ways to encourage student participation and activities for overcoming fears of speaking in class.


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Kirsten Dyck

Teacher / Author

Dr. Kirsten Dyck teaches EFL at Nanjing Xiaozhuang University in Nanjing, China. She previously taught History and Humanities at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, USA (2012-2017) and EFL for the US Peace Corps at Poltava National V.G. Korolenko Pedagogical University in Poltava, Ukraine (2017-2019). She has held fellowships with the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, the Auschwitz Jewish Center, the Fulbright Commission, and the English Language Fellow Program. She is the author of Reichsrock: The International Web of White-Power and Neo-Nazi Hate Music (Rutgers University Press, 2017), as well as scholarly articles on genocide, racism, and music. She earned her PhD in American Studies from Washington State University (2012) and a TESOL Certificate from Toronto's Coventry House International (2005).