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KPU's 2020 Open Pedagogy Fellowship

KPU's 2020 Open Pedagogy Fellowship

Fri, May 29, 2020
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Plaudits and Kudos: This year’s Open Pedagogy Fellowship winners from Arts are Constanza Rojas-Primus (Language and Cultures), David Sadoway (Geography), and Dorothy Barenscott (Art History). These fellowships support faculty in designing "renewable assignments" and “authentic assessments” that “help students become agents of change in their communities.” The assignments are collaboratively developed by multi-disciplinary teams across three institutions-KPU, Montgomery College (Maryland, USA), and Maricopa Community Colleges (Arizona, USA). The conceptual framework on which this fellowship is based is the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs), which is a set of 17 goals that address a wide range of social issues, such as poverty, inequality, climate change, and peace and justice. The faculty teams design their course assignments over the summer and deploy them over the following academic year. A student showcase in the Spring provides an opportunity for the wider university community to appreciate the students' contributions.  On behalf of the LANC department congratulations, Constanza, David, and Dorothy!

For more information about the UN SDG Open Pedagogy Fellowship (including examples of assignments from the 2019 Fellows) please visit: https://www.kpu.ca/open/un-sdg-fellowship