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ERIC Number: EJ1081100
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 18
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1559-0151
Assessing Social Justice as a Learning Outcome in Honors
Klos, Naomi Yavneh; Eskine, Kendall; Pashkevich, Michael
Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council, v16 n1 p53-70 Spr-Sum 2015
Whether at public or private, secular or faith-based institutions, questions of social justice and civic engagement are an increasing focus of attention in honors education. The emphasis on modes of learning that are, in the terms of the National Collegiate Honors Council's 2014 "Definition of Honors Education," "measurably broader, deeper, or more complex" has encouraged the enhancement of experiential opportunities, including the exploration of "enduring questions" through service-learning, immersion experiences, and community-engaged research. Honors programs need to teach high-ability scholars to use their vaunted critical-thinking skills to understand the world and its complexities. A one-credit colloquium at Loyola University New Orleans was designed to teach the skills that are necessary in considerations of social justice. The social pedagogy of the course is embedded in the mission of an honors program at a Jesuit institution, and assessment of the pedagogy took place in this context. The course and its impact on honors programs is evaluated in this article.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Louisiana
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