TIDE Bio

Lunar-ratedTopics and Competencies

Awareness of Structural Inequality, Agency, Reflection, Facilitator Training

Grade Level

High School, College/Adult

Subject Area Integration

None

Author(s)

Christy M. Byrd

Source

Christy M. Byrd

Date Created/Most Recently Revised

Spring 2020/March 2021

Time

30-60 minutes

Setting

Appropriate for multiple settings

Type and Level of Engagement

Individual Work, High Engagement

Accessibility

Learning Objectives

  • Reflect on personal definitions of and beliefs about social justice
  • Identify major changes in perspectives and beliefs

Materials

  • None

Instructions

  • As homework or an in-class writing assignment, have participants respond to the following prompts:
    • How do you define social justice? What is its end goal?
    • Who or what inspires your social justice goals?
    • What formal learning experiences (classes, workshops, studying on your own) have you had related to:
      • social identity
      • diversity
      • equity
      • social justice
      • for facilitator training: pedagogy (how to teach) and¬†social justice pedagogy in particular?
    • Create a timeline of your beliefs about social justice. Start in childhood or adolescence and list the beliefs you held then. At the other end, list the beliefs you hold now. Then fill in major turning points:
      • moments when your beliefs were challenged
      • formal and informal learning experiences
      • moments when you changed your beliefs
    • Finally, identify mentors and other important people who challenged and/or pushed you in your social justice journey

Variations

  • As an option, have students discuss their responses in small or large groups.

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