Creating Wicked Students: Designing Courses that Improve Student Authority2017-08-02T10:36:06+00:00

Prof. Paul HANDSTEDT

Creating Wicked Students: Designing Courses that Improve Student Authority

This workshop will question the metaphor of the “whole student” as consisting of disparate parts that can be educated with a check-list curriculum and redefine “wholeness” in qualitative, dispositional terms—more specifically, as a graduate’s sense of “authority,” their ability to engage in meaningful change in the world. Participants will be asked to explore day-to-day pedagogies and assignments that help to develop a thoughtful agency in students. Participants will leave this workshop with a renewed sense of the greater mission of education and some ideas about how to better engage faculty—and themselves—in that mission