EDU-571 Using Digital Education to Promote Social Justice and Diversity
4 semester credits
The course explores social justice in social systems with an emphasis on educational and digital systems. It includes a critical analysis of the educational system to determine the conditions that create and maintain social stratification and disproportionality. Students will review diversity in all its aspects, including changing world demographics and their impact on schools and student achievement. Students will discover how schools can become equitable and just places for all students to learn. Topics include equal access, the digital divide, gender issues, social justice in the online environment, ADA/accessibility, poverty, race, language, and culture. Particular attention will be paid to the use of social media to promote social justice.
2a. Work with diverse learners.
2b. Critically evaluate how the changing and diverse demographics of our world impact educational policy and practice.
2c. Apply strategies for transforming inequality in education and/or other social systems toward the creation of a socially just world.
2d. Demonstrate ability to teach students from backgrounds of poverty.
2e. Incorporate strategies for the development of culturally responsive online learning systems.
2f. Identify structural and technological barriers.
3a. Develop and demonstrate communication competencies necessary for teaching in a digital environment, including professional etiquette and interpersonal communication skills.
3b. Demonstrate fluency with social networking.
3c. Demonstrate differentiation in contact methods and frequency based on student needs.
3d. Demonstrate the ability to produce original digital content for use in a presentation, instruction or social media distribution.
6a. Identify the cultures of research inquiry used in education.
6b. Interpret and apply current research in the field of education.
6c. Demonstrate scholarly writing.
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