Social Justice and Civic Engagement
Welcome to the Wabash Center's blog series:
Teaching for Social Justice and Civic Engagement
- 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?
Instructions for blog writers and vlog makers:
The instructions are focused on written blogs, yet the same principles apply to vlog creation as well.
- Honorarium: Writers will be provided with a $100 honorarium for each blog or vlog post that is published on the Wabash Center website.
- Send blogs or vlogs and questions to: Dr. P. Kimberleigh Jordan, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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In teaching undergraduates about social justice, I have found that the concept of the common good is both the most foundational and difficult one for students to learn. According to Catholic social teaching, the perspective from which I teach my theology and justice courses, the concept is defined as such: ...
Parasite, directed by Bong Joon-ho, is the first non-English-language, subtitled film to win Best Picture in the Oscars’ 92-year history. President Trump censured the award of the foreign film in a February 2020 campaign rally, wanting to get back to the 1939 classic movie “Gone with the Wind” often criticized for its ...
The term “pedagogies of cruelty” was created by the Argentine-Brazilian, feminist, anthropologist Rita Laura Segato. Her development of the term has to do with the ways we must learn nowadays to get used to the cruelty of our times. This can be clearly seen in the ways governments are dealing ...
Anti-Muslim bias manifests in antagonism or ill will towards Muslims and often builds upon white-supremacist, xenophobic, and racist tropes. Anti-Muslim bias can sometimes manifest as Islamophobia, which is antagonism towards the religion of Islam or towards regions of the world historically associated with Islam. Anti-Muslim bias can be experienced by ...
For many years I have been involved with a team of instructors teaching a required first-year formation class at the Iliff School of Theology. Initially called “Identity, Power, and Difference,” we designed this class to invite students to reckon with the realities of structural inequality and oppression in relation to ...