Category Archives: Contemporary Pedagogy

Pass me my shield please.

“We can rebuild the entire system around passion instead of fear.” ~ Seth Godin Because if we want a better education system that doesn’t dictate from atop an ivory tower, we must build it ourselves, we must be ready for … Continue reading

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Critical Pedagogy and What it Means to Us

This post is collective effort on behalf of Corrie Besse, Matt Blair, Minh Duong, Kyunghee Kim, Cindy Klimaitis, and Samuel Sherry Critical pedagogy is a life-long, balanced, and transformative approach to teaching that nurtures understanding by integrating one’s passions with curiosity in an ever evolving, … Continue reading

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Fostering Community in the Classroom

The current shifts in the cultural sector toward social and racial equity have resulted in policy changes, developments in institutional language, funding structures, and a social momentum aimed at addressing inequality and systems of oppression. But these changes are not … Continue reading

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The hows and the whys of learning

Two concepts rose to the surface in this this week’s reading on learning; how we learn and why we learn. When one is taught the process behind a skill they are learning the how. Whereas, when one seeks the reasons … Continue reading

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Building confidence through learning… and failing

Currently I am an MFA Candidate in my first-year studying Arts Leadership through the Performing Arts Department. One of the benefits of this program is the ability to take electives that are offered throughout the school and I chose this … Continue reading

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