CONTENT + SKILLS GAINED

WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT

This introductory class will help you identify deep-seated implicit biases that snap judgments and our perspectives of the world. It will give you gain the tools to start recoding biases in a proactive and empowering way. You'll learn about implicit biases, uncover how they affect decision making, and tricks for busting past them – both your's and other people's. You'll also uncover the background process that leads to biases in the first place – learning how our minds comprehend the world, filter information, trick us into thinking particular ways about things, and use the categorization strategy that can lead to reductive thinking. By the end of this introductory class you'll know all about cognitive biases and have developed more mastery over your cognitive processes, and, as a result, will be able to make more ethical and considered decisions in your interactions.

COURSE CONTENT

  • 01

    Welcome

  • 02

    Cognitive Bias and the Brain

    • Read: Introduction to Cognitive Science

    • Read: Cognitive Biases

    • Video: Cognitive Bias and the Brain

    • Activity: Check your Bias

    • Download: Busting Bias Worksheet

  • 03

    Implicit Bias, Stereotyping and Prejudice

    • Read: Implicit Bias

    • Video: Implicit Bias

    • Activity: Check Your Implicit Bias

  • 04

    Recoding Cognitive Bias

    • Video: Recoding Bias

  • 05

    Tying It All Together

    • Tying It All Together Final Knowledge Check

    • A Message From Leyla

Dr. Leyla Acaroglu

Instructor Bio:

Sustainability provocateur, award-winning designer, 2016 UNEP Champion of the Earth, and creative changemaker pioneer, Dr. Leyla Acaroglu challenges people to think differently about how the world works. As the founder of the UnSchool and creator of the Disruptive Design Method, Leyla weaves together her skills as a designer, sociologist, and social entrepreneur to create highly immersive educative experiences. She is a renowned international expert on systems thinking and sustainability, running workshops around the world and designing activating experiences, gamified toolkits, and unique educational experiences that help equip people with the tools to intervene and change systems to make the status quo obsolete. Sought after for her unique approach to activating positive social change by design, Leyla's main-stage TED talk on sustainability has been viewed over a million times, and she is the author of several handbooks, as well as an op ed contributor for major publications like the New York Times.

Dr. Leyla Acaroglu

UnSchool Founder + Global Change Maker

WHAT YOU WILL UNCOVER IN THIS COURSE

  • Discover a suite of biases, including implicit biases, and unpack how they affect decision making

  • Uncover how stereotypes and implicit biases and gender biases are impeding gender equity

  • Identify deep-seated implicit biases, explore how they impact decision making, and learn to recode them in a proactive and empowering way

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WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT UNSCHOOL PROGRAMS

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