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Elizabeth Self

Assistant Professor of the Practice of Social Foundations of Education, Department of Teaching and Learning

Elizabeth Self is a teacher educator in the elementary and secondary education licensure program and teacher education researcher in the Department of Teaching and Learning at Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College.

Dr. Self regularly teaches Social and Philosophical Aspects of Education, Classroom Ecology, and other social foundations courses, along with elective courses that focus on identity, positionality, and systems of oppression. Her current research focuses on designing and using simulated encounters, modeled after standardized patient encounters in medical education, to prepare preservice teachers for anti-opressive teaching. 

More information about the SHIFT Project can be found here.