2010-11 Catalog

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Offering Description

Student Empowerment Through Critical Pedagogy

Summer quarter

Faculty: Leslie Flemmer teacher education, critical pedagogy

Fields of Study: education

Summer: CRN (Credit) Level 40129 (4) Second Session  

Credits: 4(Su)

Class Standing: Freshmen - Senior

Offered During: Day


This course introduces students to the theory and the practice of critical pedagogy, an approach to teaching and learning that moves instruction beyond the transmission of content. Critical pedagogy promotes the practice of freedom, collaboration, justice, and community. In this course, students will investigate theoretical perspectives around alternative, critical, and radical education through the writings of Paulo Freire, bell hooks, John Dewey, and Joan Wink. We will connect our theoretical explorations with practical teaching applications from grades K-12. The course will operate as a learning community with all members embracing the role of both the teacher and learner. This class will include workshops, seminars, in-class teaching practices, reflective journaling, and small-group work as well as critiques and presentations of the readings.

Maximum Enrollment: 20

Advertised Schedule: 9a-1p Tue/Thu (Jul. 26 - Aug. 25)

Campus Location: Olympia

Online Learning: No Required Online Learning

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