Social Pedagogy Plus: A Model for Addressing Sensitive Social Issues in the Classroom

Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
LIB 242

A “Year of Conversation” Workshop

(Also offered March 29, April 5 and May 3)

Social Justice Pedagogy Plus (SJP+) is an educational model that was developed by an interdisciplinary team of faculty to improve engagement and sense of belongingness in undergraduate research methods and statistics classes, and ultimately, in one’s major. It also offers a systematic approach to infusing a class with social justice content and pedagogy.

We will present a step-by-step model for implementing changes to any undergraduate course with an eye to social justice topics, democratic classes, community-building activities, and reducing triggering and alienating features of classes that affect student engagement, particularly for students from underrepresented groups. In addition, we will address the challenges of discussing potentially sensitive social justice issues in the classroom.

  • Mickey Eliason, Professor of Health Education
  • Sherria Taylor, Associate Professor of Family Interiors Nutrition & Apparel
  • Nicole Bolter, Assistant Professor of Kinesiology
  • Jocelyn Hermoso, Associate Professor of Social Work
  • Juliana Van Olphen, Associate Professor of Health Education
  • Maria Veri, Associate Professor of Kinesiology

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