I haven’t stopped pondering the questions and points Carol A. Hand – Voices from the Margins poses within the context of this posts. I came away with a large sense of hope and deep excitement. A course that to me would truly nurture learning in addition to forward thinking educators encouraging us to look beyond todays status quo. The video is just a cherry on top of an already, brilliant article.
Carol A. Hand
For the past month, my friend, Cynthia Donner, and I have been working on revising a class focused on social justice. It’s been a daunting process to frame and describe the purpose and create new assignments. And we’re facing our first class in less than a week, so please wish us luck.
We’ve decided to use trees as a metaphor, focusing on the importance of roots, landscapes, branching out, and nurturing supportive inclusive communities. With Cynthia’s permission, the draft purpose we developed is posted below. I’ve included both a text and photo version. Although I like the look of the photo, I’ve learned that it’s difficult to translate words on WordPress photo images into other languages, at least with my level of computer skills. As an educator, I believe innovations, even those in process, should be accessible as a foundation for dialogue.
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