SMACKtivism: A Program Redesign so Good, You Won’t Know What Hit You

Tiffany Karalis Noel, Julie Gorlewski, Erin Kearney

Abstract


This essay describes the context, mission, guiding principles, signature pedagogies, curriculum, and anticipated benefits and limitations of our newly designed EdD in Learning and Teaching in Social Contexts. As we prepare to launch our new program (pending approval), our key development efforts are focused on implementing leading-edge coursework centering on problems of practice through a blend of online interactions and applied, real-world experiences. Our primary objective is to equip scholar-practitioners with the expertise to initiate and sustain systematic approaches to transformative and justice-oriented improvement within their local educational communities, both during and following their time in the program.


Keywords


program redesign; problems of practice; systematic approaches; justice-oriented; activism

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5195/ie.2020.112



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