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The OER Starter Kit
By the end of this section, you will be able to:
1. Provide a definition for open pedagogy.
2. Describe the major components of a renewable assignment.
3. List three tools commonly used for the creation of renewable assignments.
5.4 Open Pedagogy / Practices
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Decolonizing the Classroom
In an attempt to decolonize the classroom, one can make many changes:
- diversify materials and content;
- teach to learning outcomes that address power and social justice;
- design assessments that allow diverse students to demonstrate mastery in diverse ways;
- involve students in the creation of knowledge, content, and curriculum;
- embrace diverse language usage in interactions, writing and tests;
- involve oneself at the institutional, local, state and national levels to advocate for equity.
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.
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UC San Diego example of Open Pedagogy
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.
Student perspective: https://wikiedu.org/blog/2018/07/18/an-assignment-that-inspires-students-beyond-the-classroom/
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