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Critical pedagogy and Socially Responsible Investing (SRI)

Questioning our post-secondary institutions’ investment strategies

David P. Thomas

-secondary institutions offers an excellent opportunity to encourage active, engaged, student-centred learning, with the ultimate goal of producing citizens who are willing to and capable of questioning the world around them. By eventually engaging with the limitations

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Student engagement in the management of accelerated change

Anthropological reflections on ‘Project 2012’ and The Offer

Anselma Gallinat

constitutes an exploration of the initiatives and projects that unfolded as this university aimed to reshape learning and teaching practices in preparation for 2012. This was expressed most clearly in the twin initiatives of ‘Project 2012’, which aimed to

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Katie Kirakosian, Virginia McLaurin, and Cary Speck

surroundings (for example, sharing a photo of a farm field to show subsistence rather than considering the role of a supermarket in modern subsistence practices). In short, the deep and more analytical learning that we thought would occur did not for a majority

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Making the best of an inappropriate textbook

Using an ‘international edition’ to teach critical thinking and intercultural understanding

Kristina C. Marcellus

length about the changes in wider Egyptian society that had affected the way that education in their country is done. Students were very aware that models of teaching and learning, such as rote memorisation, that relied upon standardised testing for

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Alienating students

Marxist theory in action

Megan Thiele, Yung-Yi Diana Pan, and Devin Molina

; Parrotta and Buck 2013 ; Windsor and Carroll 2015 ), this experiential learning activity provides opportunities for students and instructors to rethink the ways that schoolwork can also produce alienating effects. This activity, which provides students

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Neda Maghbouleh, Clayton Childress, and Carlos Alamo-Pastrana

Marx's critique of capitalism remains foundational to the university social science curriculum yet little is known about how instructors teach Marx. In post-industrial, service-oriented economies, students are also increasingly disconnected from the conditions of industrial capitalism that animate Marx's analysis. Inspired by the discussion of how a piece of wood becomes a table in Marx's Capital Vol. 1., 'Our Table Factory, Inc.' simulates a diverse array of roles in the chain of production into and out of a table factory to understand key concepts: means/mode of production, use/exchange value, primitive accumulation wage/surplus labour, proletariat, bourgeoisie, alienation, false consciousness, commodity fetishism and communist revolution. We describe the exercise and present qualitative and quantitative assessment data from introductory sociology undergraduates across three small teaching-intensive universities in the United States. Findings detail the exercise's efficacy in fostering retention of material and in facilitating critical engagement with issues of inequality.

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Sarah Amsler

university are unmade, state support for adult education in post-welfare-state societies diminishes and the neoliberal university attains hegemonic status around the world, space for critical, non-capitalist and democratic learning is shrinking within

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Barbara Robertson and Mark J. Flowers

the learning management system as a supplement to the traditional lecture already given ( Bollmeier et al. 2010 ; Bryans Bongey et al. 2006 ; Choi and Johnson 2005 ; Cramer et al. 2007 ; Evans 2014 ; Maag 2004 ; Rogers and Cordell 2011 ; Rose

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From rite of passage to a mentored educational activity

Fieldwork for master’s students of anthropology

Helle Bundgaard and Cecilie Rubow

of the learning process negatively. Too often, we have seen the ideal of open-endedness and individuality transformed into a loss of sense of direction that has left the student in an unproductive void – unsure about what to do about anything

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Constructing and practising student engagement in changing institutional cultures

Lisa Garforth and Anselma Gallinat

This special issue of Learning and Teaching explores student engagement in the context of recent rapid reforms in English higher education. The Browne Review ( Browne 2010 ) and the subsequent government White Paper (BIS 2011) led to the