UK Faculty Discuss Effective Student Instruction
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 27, 2016) — Pedagogy and social justice are the topics Thursday, Nov. 3, for a select group of University of Kentucky teaching faculty with guest facilitator and visiting professor Danielle McGuire.
“We are so pleased to have Dr. McGuire on UK’s campus again,” said Carol Jordan, executive director of the UK Office for Policy Studies on Violence Against Women and one of the event’s organizers and sponsors.
“Her work is aligned with so many departments and programs at UK that focus on race, gendered violence, sexuality, poverty and other social justice issues. This event is an exceptional opportunity to share innovations that can be used to advance effective pedagogy for our students,” Jordan said.
Karen Petrone, professor and chair of the UK College of Arts and Sciences Department of History, added, “Danielle McGuire is the author of the path-breaking book ‘At the Dark End of the Street: Black Women, Rape and Resistance - a New History of the Civil Rights Movement from Rosa Parks to the Rise of Black Power.’ She is currently at work on a project about how ordinary people experienced the 1967 Detroit racial uprising."
“We are extremely fortunate to be able to bring (Danielle McGuire) to the University of Kentucky, through the auspices of the Office of Policy Studies on Violence Against Women, to teach a one-credit mini-course, 'Race, Violence and Resistance' (A&S 500-001), that runs Nov. 1-10. While she is in residence at UK, Professor McGuire will lead the teaching faculty in a discussion on pedagogy and social justice. UK faculty with experience teaching about social justice, such as Professor Melissa Stein of the Department of Gender and Women's Studies, will also be on hand to share their experiences."
“This gathering offers UK faculty a valuable opportunity to reflect on their classroom practices and to consider how best to build links between the classroom and the wider world in an endeavor to create a vibrant civic culture that promotes justice and equality,” added Petrone.
Representative teaching faculty of the event sponsors — Office for Policy Studies on Violence Against Women, the departments of history and gender and women’s studies, the African American and Africana Studies Program, the Center for Equality and Social Justice, and the Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching — will attend the event.
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