CONTENT + SKILLS GAINED

WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT

This class will help you identify deep-seated implicit biases that lead to snap judgments, and it will give you the tools to start recoding them in a proactive and empowering way. You'll learn about a whole suite of biases, including implicit biases, uncover the ways in which they affect decision making, and learn 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. Through a fascinating case study on the research and development of the Gender Equity toolkit, you will discover how biases are perpetuating the status quo of inequity and will gain tools to overcome biases, build empathy and work towards achieving gender equity. By the end of this course you'll 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.
CONTENT + SKILLS GAINED

WHAT YOU WILL UNCOVER IN THIS COURSE

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

  • Learn how to intervene to boost empathy, and overcome the biases that are impeding equity

  • 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

  • Dr. Leyla Acaroglu

    Instructor Bio:

    Sustainability provocateur, award-winning designer, 2016 UNEP Champion of the Earth, and creative change-maker 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 sought after 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. Her main-stage TED talk on sustainability has been viewed over a million times, she is the author of several handbooks, has written op eds for major publications like the New York Times and is sought after for her unique approach to activating positive social change by design.

    Dr. Leyla Acaroglu

    UnSchool Founder + Global Change Maker

    Dr. Leyla Acaroglu

COURSE CONTENT

  • 01
    Welcome
    Show Content
    • A Welcome Message From Leyla
    • Introduction to the Busting Biases Course
    • Brain warm-up
    • A quick note before you start...
  • 02
    Part 1: Cognitive Bias and the Brain
    Show Content
    • About Cognitive Bias
    • Video: Cognitive Bias and the Brain
    • Knowledge Check: Cognitive Bias and the Brain
    • Learning Action
    • Reflection
    • Feedback
  • 03
    Part 2: Implicit Bias
    Show Content
    • About Implicit Bias
    • Video: Implicit Bias
    • Knowledge Check: Implicit Bias
    • Learning Action
    • Reflection
    • Feedback
  • 04
    Part 3: Case Study on Increasing Women's Leadership in the Design Industry
    Show Content
    • Video: Case Study on Increasing Women's Leadership in the Design Industry
    • Knowledge Check: Case Studies
    • Reflection
    • Feedback
    • Download the Gender Equity Toolkit
  • 05
    Part 4: Gender Equity Toolkit
    Show Content
    • About this section NEED
    • Video: How to Use the Gender Equity Toolkit
    • Knowledge Check: Gender Equity Toolkit
    • Reflection
    • Feedback
    • Additional Videos
  • 06
    Part 5: Recoding Bias
    Show Content
    • About this section NEED
    • Video: Recoding Bias
    • Knowledge Check: Recording Bias
    • Reflection
    • Feedback
  • 07
    Tying It All Together
    Show Content
    • Tying It All Together Final Knowledge Check
    • Final Course Reflection
    • Final Course Feedback
    • A Message From Leyla

WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT UNSCHOOL PROGRAMS

“I never truly understood the power of gamification before going to Unschool, now I see that it can underpin all the elements required for social change to happen. I am hungry to learn more and put it into action.”

Esther Whitehead

“I love when thoughtful smart people boil things down into streamlined guidance for others. Thank you Leyla!”

Beth Hahn

“Feels right to have joined UNSCHOOL. I will definitely make calendar space for taking the whole course. Set my priorities straight. Thank you!”

Boris Kaiser

RECODE COGNITIVE BIAS

LEARN HOW TO IDENTIFY AND

Have you ever wondered how your brain makes such quick judgements and decisions, often without you consciously knowing it? 

This class will help you identify deep-seated implicit biases that lead to snap judgments, and it will give you the tools to start to recode them in a proactive and empowering way. 

We'll look at how a whole suite of biases, especially implicit biases, impact our decision making and show how you can start to come to grips with them to bust through them. 

We will uncover the entire background process that leads to biases – exploring 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. 

This class takes a specific focus on gender biases, providing a fascinating case study on the research and development of the Gender Equity Toolkit that uses empathy to build pathways to equity in the workplace. 

The toolkit development process uncovered fascinating insights into the way stereotypes form and how to quickly identify and recode them.

Ultimately, this class will help you gain more mastery over your cognitive processes so you’ll be able to make more ethical and considered decisions in your interactions. Let’s get started!

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