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    Case Study Drafts

    May 3rd, 2009, 5:39 pm

    When you have a draft of your case study to share, please post to the blog. Note that we have created a Case Study: drafts category. Be sure and designate that category when you post.

    We agreed that we would try and have case study narratives drafts by August 15.

    Campus Sharing

    May 3rd, 2009, 4:57 pm

    An important part of the Social Pedagogies Project is to test the utility and transparency of the framework through expansions with colleagues. If you have occasions to work with select colleagues, hold a gathering, or build work with the Social Pedagogies framework into a workshop, please post a report or reflection here.

    Value Assertions and Project Claims

    May 2nd, 2009, 3:58 pm

    Here is some draft language of top level thoughts for Social pedagogies.

    Definition: Social Pedagogies are design approaches for teaching and learning that are communication-intensive, strive to build and work with a sense of intellectual community, and seek to bridge disciplinary understanding with broader contexts for learning.

    Some Value Assertions:

    • We value learning that asks students to grapple with difficulty in ways that engages them with the processes of learning and stages of understanding.
    • We value learning that makes porous the divide between formal academic knowledge and integrative educational experience.
    • We value learning that helps students build connections between personal and intellectual significance.

    Project Claims

    • Social pedagogies are particularly effective at engaging students with the difficult dimensions of core concepts.
    • Social pedagogies bridge disciplinary understanding with embodied dimensions of learning.
    • Social pedagogies build in iterative cycles of engagement with the most difficult material, not just as content but through ways of thinking, ways of acting, ways of communicating.
    • Social pedagogies open up a set of filters or conditions for student learning–such as prior knowledge, identity, difference–that can be ignored or suppressed through more bounded, traditional pedagogies.
    • Social pedagogies ask students to position themselves to knowledge in the context of audience and community.

    these are just draft assertions and claims…works in progress. COMMENTS?