Socially just pedagogies and social justice: The intersection of teaching ethics at higher education level and social justice

HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies


 
 
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Title Socially just pedagogies and social justice: The intersection of teaching ethics at higher education level and social justice
 
Creator Klaasen, John S.
 
Subject — Social justice; Socially just pedagogy; Ethics; Martha Nussbaum; Rawls
Description This article is part of a longer term project between the Department of Religion and Theology at the University of the Western Cape and Umea University in Sweden. At both the institutions the teaching of ethics as a module within social science curricula has been an important focus area. The critical investigation of the growth of the ethics modules in the Department of Religion and Theology addresses questions of the growth in the number of students taking ethics as a module that have been escalated in the last few years. This research seeks to explore social justice as a pedagogy to teach ethics. The article investigates the relationship between socially just pedagogies and social justice as a means of knowledge production. The ethics modules and students at the Department of Religion and Theology at the University of the Western Cape are the context of the study, and different socially just pedagogies will be investigated as relevant and significant pedagogies for teaching ethics for social change. Particular attention is given to the interaction between the lecturer, student and non-human phenomena as means of knowledge production. The nature of the interaction determines the effectiveness of pedagogies for a social justice agency.
 
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Date 2020-05-12
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — —
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Identifier 10.4102/hts.v76i1.5818
 
Source HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies; Vol 76, No 1 (2020); 7 pages 2072-8050 0259-9422
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://hts.org.za/index.php/hts/article/view/5818/14779 https://hts.org.za/index.php/hts/article/view/5818/14778 https://hts.org.za/index.php/hts/article/view/5818/14780 https://hts.org.za/index.php/hts/article/view/5818/14777
 
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