Classroom Action: Human Rights, Critical Activism, and Community-Based Education

Edited by Ajay Heble

© 2017

Building on the concept of a “teaching community,” Heble and his contributors explore what it might mean for teachers and students to reach outside the walls of the classroom and attempt to establish meaningful connections between the ideas and theories they have learned and the broader community beyond campus. Utilizing a case study approach, the chapters in this volume are conceptually and practically useful for teachers and students involved in thinking about and implementing community-based forms of teaching and learning.

Classroom Action links teaching and research in genuinely innovative ways, and provides a range of dissemination strategies to inspire broad-based outcomes and impact among a diverse range of knowledge-users. It marks a major advance on the ways in which the relationship among pedagogy, human rights, and community-based learning has hitherto been theorized and practiced. The community-based learning at the centre of Classroom Action prompts a radically new means of thinking about what teachers do in the classroom, and how and why they do it.

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  • Series: Cultural Spaces
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  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 224 pages
  • Illustrations: 10
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Building on the concept of a “teaching community,” Heble and his contributors explore what it might mean for teachers and students to reach outside the walls of the classroom and attempt to establish meaningful connections between the ideas and theories they have learned and the broader community beyond campus.

Classroom Action: Human Rights, Critical Activism, and Community-Based Education

Edited by Ajay Heble

© 2017

Building on the concept of a “teaching community,” Heble and his contributors explore what it might mean for teachers and students to reach outside the walls of the classroom and attempt to establish meaningful connections between the ideas and theories they have learned and the broader community beyond campus. Utilizing a case study approach, the chapters in this volume are conceptually and practically useful for teachers and students involved in thinking about and implementing community-based forms of teaching and learning.

Classroom Action links teaching and research in genuinely innovative ways, and provides a range of dissemination strategies to inspire broad-based outcomes and impact among a diverse range of knowledge-users. It marks a major advance on the ways in which the relationship among pedagogy, human rights, and community-based learning has hitherto been theorized and practiced. The community-based learning at the centre of Classroom Action prompts a radically new means of thinking about what teachers do in the classroom, and how and why they do it.

Continue Reading Read Less

Product Details

  • Series: Cultural Spaces
  • Division: Scholarly Publishing
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 224 pages
  • Illustrations: 10
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 0.5in x 9.0in
  • Reviews

    "Classroom Action offers a range of imaginative and inspiring ideas which both teachers and students will find compelling. The contributors demonstrate in empirical and engaging ways how education can shape human subjects through action/reflection and how that shaping can be accomplished in dialogue with multiple communities. It will be extremely useful for educators interested in critical education and social change and for those struggling to address university/community relations."


    Honor Ford-Smith, Associate Professor, Cultural and Artistic Practices for Environmental and Social Justice Program, York University
  • Author Information

    Ajay Heble is a professor of English in the School of English and Theatre Studies as well as the director of the International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation at the University of Guelph.
  • Table of contents

    Acknowledgments
    Introduction

    Classroom Action: Human Rights, Critical Activism, and Community-Based Education
    Ajay Heble

    Chapter One
    Access Interventions: Experiments in Critical Community Engagement
    Elizabeth Jackson and Ingrid Mündel

    Chapter Two
    The Guelph Speaks! Anthology: Storytelling as Praxis in Community-Facing Pedagogy
    Ashlee Cunsolo Willox, Paul Danyluk, and Robert Zacharias

    Chapter Three
    In Action / Inaction: Political Theatre, Social Change, and Challenging Privilege
    Brendan Arnott

    Chapter Four
    Is This Project “Skin Deep”?: Looking Back at a Community-Facing Photo-Art Initiative
    Gregory Fenton

    Chapter Five
    Reflections on Dialogic Theatre for Social Change: Co-creation of The Other End of the Line
    Majdi Bou-Matar, Brendan Main, Morvern McNie, and Natalie Onuška

    Coda: Sign Up Here
    Ajay Heble

    Works Cited

    Webography

    Human Rights Education: Resources for Research and Teaching
    Compiled by Rachel Collins, Ajay Heble, Cory Legassic, and Bart Vautour

    Contributors

    Index

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