Proposal Abstract

Social Justice education is a core commitment at many colleges and universities, but how do we recognize levels of student understanding of Social Justice? Having examined student responses to a social justice writing prompt in three different courses, the researchers articulate descriptors of student understanding that lay the groundwork for constructing an analytical rubric to assist in delivering and evaluating Social Justice education. We will provide an overview of our data analysis of student responses, classify a range of levels of student understanding of Social Justice, and show how this analysis establishes a basis for creating a Social Justice assessment tool. Participants will be able to recognize differences in students' levels of Social Justice understanding, identify issues to consider when designing assessment tools for social justice learning outcomes, and discuss the suitability of engaging in similar research in their disciplines and/or campus settings.

Location

Room 2903

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

 
Mar 12th, 10:00 AM Mar 12th, 10:45 AM

What Does Social Justice Understanding Look Like?

Room 2903

Social Justice education is a core commitment at many colleges and universities, but how do we recognize levels of student understanding of Social Justice? Having examined student responses to a social justice writing prompt in three different courses, the researchers articulate descriptors of student understanding that lay the groundwork for constructing an analytical rubric to assist in delivering and evaluating Social Justice education. We will provide an overview of our data analysis of student responses, classify a range of levels of student understanding of Social Justice, and show how this analysis establishes a basis for creating a Social Justice assessment tool. Participants will be able to recognize differences in students' levels of Social Justice understanding, identify issues to consider when designing assessment tools for social justice learning outcomes, and discuss the suitability of engaging in similar research in their disciplines and/or campus settings.