ERIC Number: EJ1137078
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Apr
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Civic Learning and Teaching as a Resource for Sexual Justice: An Undergraduate Religious Studies Course Module
Vasko, Elisabeth T.
Teaching Theology & Religion, v20 n2 p162-170 Apr 2017
Civic learning and teaching, a form of critical and democratically engaged pedagogy, is utilized in an upper-level undergraduate sexual ethics course to leverage public problem solving around the sexual violence on a mid-size Catholic collegiate campus. Through the course, students, faculty, staff, and community members work together to deepen understanding of the causes and consequences of sexual violence within society and the local community in order to evaluate and design programming for bystander intervention, education, and sexual violence prevention advocacy. After a discussion of the application of civic teaching and learning to sexual violence, the course module describes the learning outcomes and assignments used to assess them. See as well Donna Freitas's response to this essay, "The Risk and Reward of Teaching about Sexual Assault for the Theologian on a Catholic Campus," published in this issue of the journal.
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Religious Education, Rape, Teaching Methods, Catholics, Church Related Colleges, Risk, Critical Theory, Ethics, Sexuality, Intervention, Program Design, Prevention, Advocacy, Assignments, Violence
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