Workshop 20

‘Where are you REALLY from?’: moving from micro-aggression to inclusion (sold out)

Micro-aggression – the unintended disparagement of others by someone who means no offense – can cause great emotional harm and be particularly threatening to diverse and inclusive learning environments. Usually a result of conscious and unconscious biases, micro-aggressive communication in cross-cultural circumstances takes the form of frequent use of stereotypes, the reproduction of prejudices and a lack of awareness of the uniqueness in others. In this workshop, you will learn how to recognise micro-aggression in verbal and non-verbal communication, identify your own biases, practice culturally competent communication skills and practice culturally sensitive action so that you can help foster more inclusive learning environments.

Learning outcomes

Learn to identify micro-aggressive communication in oneself and others
Discover how micro-aggression impacts well-being in learning environments.
Pick up behavioural strategies to effectively deal with micro-aggression and empower students to do the same
Cultivate ideas on how to create safe and inclusive learning environments for all groups on campus


  • Learning, teaching & curriculum
  • Mobility


  • Jeanine Gregersen-Hermans, 
    Glasgow Caledonian University, United Kingdom


  • Jessica Price, 
    Culturally Sensitive Training & Psychotherapy Practice, Germany
  • Marijke van Oppen, 
    Wageningen University and Research, Netherlands