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ERIC Number: EJ834607
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Sep
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1541-1796
Quilting for Social Change
Wattsjohnson, Yolanda M.
Teaching Artist Journal, v3 n3 p175-183 Sep 2005
This article describes a method of constructivist pedagogy resembling the quilting process. Inspired by the work of Faith Ringgold, a story quilt was created in two sections of a teacher training social studies methods class. Each class created a story quilt to demonstrate the connection between the power of story, research, and technology--the quilting method became a metaphor for learning. This process and the reflection in which the teachers engaged became a new way of understanding the practice of constructivism in education. It also illustrated the benefits of this method as a vehicle to help negotiate the barriers of race, class, and cultural bias that resist efforts to create more socially just school communities. (Contains 1 table and 2 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A