bell hooks (1994) described education as the “practice of freedom.” She believed teachers who quest for self-actualization through on-going critical reflection are “better able to create pedagogical practices that engage students, providing them with ways of knowing that enhance their capacity to live fully and deeply” (p. 22).

Week 1 | What do I bring to the mix as a learner?

Scholarly Tasks [bring a paper copy of your work to our first class meeting]

  2. READ: Goodman (2008), Forward and Introduction, p. ix - xvii (¶ 1); Chapter 12, Challenging the Dominant Discourse, p. 237-255. [see copy of WK1_Reading below]
  3. WRITE: "What the bleep does that mean?" and "Let's rap about it." [see details for WK1_Writing in doc attached below]
  4. FILL-OUT: Learning style preferences survey. [Note: The Excel workbook has several separate spreadsheets. The spreadsheets are linked together and will automatically fill-in as you answer the questions. Print out the sheet titled "Styles Graph" and bring it to class with you.]

resources for in-class work

Abraham Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs