At CIRTL we contend that diversity leads to improved learning experiences and better products. Part of this argument rests on the belief that by embracing a diversity of life experiences and perspectives we also embrace different ways of thinking and paths of synthesis. And those different ways of thinking can increase the possibility of new insights and understandings.
While this sounds plausible, the argument is strengthened by concrete examples. What are some “different ways of thinking” that are not often represented and are useful in the STEM disciplines?