This essay discusses the benefits of promoting social justice through the scholarship of teaching and learning. We start by highlighting the prevalence of injustices and discrimination (racism, sexism, homophobia, heteronormativity) experienced on college campuses in the US. We go on to highlight the (1) outcomes associated with social justice centered teaching and learning activities and (2) ways this approach makes students more valuable to potential employers upon graduation. We conclude with a call for campus wide promotion of social justice as both micro (classroom) and macro (university) level interventions are needed to truly create equitable learning spaces.
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Wade, Jeannette M.; Bean, Anderson; and Teixeira-Poit, Stephanie
"Students, Universities and Employers: Why We All Win When We Promote Social Justice through SoTL,"
International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning:
3, Article 2.
Available at: https://doi.org/10.20429/ijsotl.2019.130302