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Social Justice & Student Voice
Human Restoration Project, Creative Commons-BY-SA. Created by Drs. Tanu Biswas and John Wall as part of Conference to Restore Humanity! 2022.
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This course introduces educators to the new theory of childism, or, akin to feminism and anti-racism, empowering children by critiquing and transforming adultist norms and structures.
This course introduces educators to the new theory of childism, or, akin to feminism and anti-racism, empowering children by critiquing and transforming adultist norms and structures. Participants will explore how childism could be used to rethink teaching and education.
Presented and prepared by Drs. Tanu Biswas and John Wall for Conference to Restore Humanity! 2022.
These lessons are designed for teacher professional development. However, they could easily be converted and used for classroom use, especially in the humanities.
What do you understand childism to be? In what ways you find it a useful concept or not? What questions, if any, you have about it?
What is one way you think childism might usefully be applied to teaching or education?
Reflect on the ways you do (or do not) see adultism taking place in teaching and education.
Choose one or more of the following:
Your concluding activity for this course is to write a carefully crafted 300-500-word blog, citing parenthetical references to our course readings (e.g. Wall 2019, p. 1), on any aspect of childism in relation to education that you would like to explore.