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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