When Intent Meets Agency: Reimagining A Curriculum Based on Social Justice

Source: ASIDE 2019Inventing an entire social justice curriculum from scratch can be daunting. It turns out, most well-conceived courses already touch on issues of equity and activism. One successful approach is to make social justice a more intentional, deliberate part of student practice. A humanities framework that highlights agency, empathy, and voice can elevate “social justice” from an afterthought to the forefront of a well-crafted curriculum. Signature projects include simulations, debates, public service videos, and student-led events. Reimagining — rather than redoing — a curriculum can raise the profile of social justice as an intersection of individual identity and critical thought.

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