Education and Culture

We 1:00PM - 3:50PM / 5900 Wesley W Posvar Hall / CRN 25250

The active experiences in the course are intended to challenge students to investigate and analyze the dynamic relationship between schooling, education, popular culture and society by addressing the normalizing effects of cultural narratives and images that influence our taken-for-granted assumptions, beliefs and actions. Class activities involve considering the moral, social and political dimensions of our educational practice by expanding our sense of what happens outside of schools and classrooms that contribute to shaping our worldviews. We work to better understand the dynamics of culture and the relationships among culture, history, power, language and knowledge. Thus we are challenged to become informed and invigorated professionals that can help reverse the patterns of dehumanization and social control that are often overlooked in the everyday world of practice.

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Maureen Porter

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Category B: Disciplines and Intellectual Movements

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