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ERIC Number: EJ919488
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: ISSN-1043-7797
Teaching about Oppression through Jenga: A Game-Based Learning Example for Social Work Educators
Lichtenwalter, Sara; Baker, Parris
Journal of Social Work Education, v46 n2 p305-313 Spr-Sum 2010
Educators, both novice and experienced, are presented with a formidable constellation of obstacles when attempting to teach the concepts of institutional oppression and unearned privilege. Educators must challenge years of socialization and internalized ideologies of superiority that make hierarchies of privilege appear to be the natural order. In the interests of expanding and strengthening social work educators' repertoire of instructional tools on the topic of institutional oppression, we review the relevant literature on institutional oppression and game-based learning and offer readers an original game-based learning exercise adapted from the popular family game Jenga as a tool for instructing on the topic of institutional oppression.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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