Social Justice and Civic Engagement

Welcome to the Wabash Center's blog series:
Teaching for Social Justice and Civic Engagement

Blog/Vlog writers will address such questions as:

  • What methods and strategies are effective for teaching against Islamophobia?
  • How does one engage difficult questions about social justice in contemporary classrooms?
  • What have I learned about student learning as it relates to the topic?
  • What are important considerations when designing courses and teaching in relation to questions of social justice and civic engagement?
  • How are faculty able to engage in questions of student formation as they intersect social justice and civic engagement? 
  • What fosters or impedes student learning for social justice and civic engagement?
  • What discoveries have you made as a teacher about the issues you routinely face in teaching for social justice and civic engagement?

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In a seminary setting with a daily rule of prayer, students and professors can easily fall into a trap of distinguishing between teaching students how to advocate for justice in the “real world” and the “in-church” liturgy of prayer and worship of seminary life. At times, the liturgical rhythms might ...

In Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong, James W. Loewen finds several problems with how slavery is taught in high schools across the United States. Loewen observes that white Americans remain perpetually startled at slavery. Even many years after high school, white adults are ...

The first time I taught Interfaith Justice and Peacemaking, a class that explores interfaith efforts to create a more just and peaceful world, I began the class by discussing terms. What is justice? What is peace? I gave students quotes to read from various figures in American society and asked ...

When I occupy the authoritative epistemological space, when I take my place, at the head of a biblical studies course as a black woman, I am conscious of the radicalness of my embodied performance, intellectually and physically. White men are considered by the majority of academics to be the quintessential ...

Character formation plays a crucial role in enabling students to engage effectively in endeavors related to social justice and civic engagement. I have wrestled for a long time with how best to help students respond to societal challenges such as inequity, prejudice, and discrimination that they face or observe. As ...

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