Using Cartoons to Reflect on Bias in Science

Tara Coffin

One of my very first class sessions is dedicated to learning the basics of conducting research, with a heavy emphasis on the role bias plays. As part of this lecture, I have students read this and reflect. I like this because it illustrates the concept of bias in a very accessible way, and creates opportunities to feel it.

In addition, I also have students consider how their bias influences their trust in sources they may or may not use for class-related discussions and homework. While this assignment is perhaps a little less of a direct approach to exploring implicit and explicit bias, it is very applicable, and something that students can continue to use throughout the quarter.


Icon for the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Diversity and Social Justice - Faculty Guide (2021 Edition) Copyright © 2021 by Tara Coffin is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

Share This Book