Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity

Implicit Bias Module Series

This is an all levels course offering CPH — Free
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1.50 hours


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This course will introduce you to insights about how our minds operate and help you understand the origins of implicit associations. You will also uncover some of your own biases and learn strategies for addressing them. Each module is divided into a short series of lessons, many taking less than 10 minutes to complete. The four modules are:

  • Understanding Implicit Bias
  • Real-World Implications
  • Understanding Your Own Biases
  • Mitigating Unwanted Bias

This learning opportunity topic is aligned with one or more of the strategic skills.  

This learning opportunity addresses training topics identified in PHWINS 2017. 

Reviewers say, "An excellent presentation of a very complex and difficult subject."

NOTE: This module series includes examples and activities that are uniquely tailored to the experience of those who work in a K–12 education setting or closely-related field. However, much of the content in Modules 1, 3, and 4 are generalizable enough to apply to most audiences.


What You'll Learn

  • Define implicit bias
  • Provide real-world examples of implicit bias
  • Reflect on personal biases
  • Employ mitigating strategies for unwanted bias

Competency Terms

Cultural Competency Skills
Population Diversity
Cultural Influence on Policies, Programs, & Services
Policy, Program, & Service Impacts

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