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Spring 2018

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Pedagogy & Power: Introduction To Educational Studies


The Pedagogy & Power (Intro to Ed Studies) course uses an interdisciplinary approach to examine key issues in American education. We explore questions from the perspectives of psychology, philosophy, economics, history, sociology and anthropology and discuss alternative policies and programs. We will examine the topics listed on the syllabus through historical and contemporary readings, the use of relevant materials curated in the Pedagogy & Power Digital Syllabus, through your writing, your fieldwork, and through small and large group discussion and activities. You will develop in awareness of contemporary curriculum theory and practice through work with instructional materials and firsthand experience in schools. The course also provides you with an opportunity to explore your possible interest in teaching.

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Swarthmore College Provost Office

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Professors Jennifer Bradley and Edwin Mayorga were awarded a Digital Humanities Curricular Grant from the Provost's Office for use in their spring 2018 course, Pedagogy & Power: Introduction to Educational Studies (EDUC 14). The course syllabus, assignment instructions, and a student example are made freely available here courtesy of the authors.

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