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Education, particularly at the college level, is the process of transferring important knowledge systems and skill sets that will cultivate the critical awareness of emerging leaders, who in return should adopt practices that transform society and increase the general well-being of all humanity. My observation and direct experiences in teaching at the college level make clear the disadvantages of only making use of traditional pedagogical practices, such as routine lecture and discussion. Today’s diverse and technologically savvy students are predisposed to care about social justice issues at the local and global scale; they have earnest desires to effectively problem solve, and they require a healthy blend of teaching approaches that include demonstration and participation.
Salient in the experiences of today’s students are the related effects of globalization’s advanced communication and data exchanges, inequitable transfers of resources, exposure to different worldviews and population movements that particularly challenge the viability of traditional teaching models. These students are diverse members of multiple micro-cultures and are situated within structures of social hierarchy with differential access to power and resources. This reality calls for a reflexive pedagogy that is capable of responding to fast changing and dynamic learning contexts. I argue that the best way to carry out the general goals of higher education is to embrace teaching methodologies that (1) nurture safe spaces for critical and reflexive discourse; (2) respond to various learning modalities ... Click here for full curriculum vitae
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