Mar 26, 2023  
College Catalog 2021-2022 
College Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

EDUC 202 - Pedagogies of Enlightenment

Across time and cultures, philosophers, educators and social reform advocates have engaged pedagogies of enlightenment to broaden horizons, heighten awareness, deepen understanding and inspire principled action, even in the darkest of times. In this 2-credit, largely experiential course, we will explore and reflect on a wide range of holistic approaches to teaching and learning-drawing from John Dewey, Paulo Freire, Rudolph Steiner and Maria Montessori in addition to Taoist, Buddhist, and indigenous educators-and then consider opportunities for principled application in contemporary educational settings. Throughout the semester we will also learn fundamentals of Tai Chi and qigong. S/N grading only. Fall semester only. (2 Credits)