OER use becomes more meaningful in the classroom when it is combined with critical pedagogy, which fosters student agency and nurtures reflection and growth (Stommel, 2014). Robin DeRosa (2015) defines open pedagogy as instruction that:
In an attempt to decolonize the classroom, one can make many changes:
From the April 11. 2019 post, Decolonizing the Classroom: Step 1, written by National Council of Teachers of English member Michael Seward, NCTE Standing Committee on Global Citizenship.
Tell Us How UC it: A Living Archive
As questions, conversations, and debates surrounding social justice come to the surface on college campuses around the country, what role do libraries play? This presentation discusses a project called “Tell Us How UC It: A Living Archive” which took root in the sentiments of students on the University of California, San Diego campus.At the heart of the project was the belief that libraries, in their capacity as providers of information, can present a narrative in the hopes of informing their community, starting conversations, and inspiring student action. - Tamara Rhodes and Cristela Garcia-Spitz
Collection, course curriculum and events:
Course: HIEU 164 (Spring 2018)
Title: Early Modern Women Wikipedia Project
Faculty: Ulrike Strasser
Librarians: Sam Dunlap (European history resources), Lia Friedman (Wikipedia overview)
In brief: Students chose a woman in the Early Modern period to research extensively. They were then instructed on how to become a Wikipedia editor and tasked to expand an existing biographical entry or to create a thorough entry of their own. In this way, students learned about knowledge creation through collaboration and by contributing to the actual process.