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Wednesday, October 11 • 9:00am - 9:30am
Flipping the Classroom in Metropolis: Critical Geography, Curriculum, Pedagogy and the Art of Leadership (30 mins)

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Colleges and Universities share the responsibility of transmitting and producing knowledge. Higher education creates environments that inform our future citizenry, and serve as an influential institution in the promotion of civil society. However, higher education is also space where prevailing social, political, cultural and economic ideologies are contested. The validation of knowledge is among the most contested ideas, especially as we consider how certain groups cultural and indigenous insights are marginalized, by Western constructs of knowledge validation. In this session, the presenters will share their experiences teaching a graduate leadership course. The course explored the classic paradox, "Does art imitate life or does life imitate art?” to make clear the mutual and recursive connections between leadership, art, and community, by exploring the metropolitan artistic mediums of graffiti, car culture and prison art. Flipping the classroom in our context required the students to take advantage of the de-professional knowledge and other ways of knowing found in urban and metropolitan areas. The students surrounding communities were situated as critical geographic spaces for analysis, inquiry and the praxis of leadership, as well as the ongoing production of intersectional identities. Presenters will share elements of their syllabus, excerpts from student journals, examples of individual cajita (sacred box) projects, as well an original piece of art the students produced as a part of their group presentation.

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Issac Carter

Assistant Professor, University of LaVerne
Issac Carter, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor and Program Chair for the Social justice Higher Education Program for the LaFetra College of Education, at the University of La Verne. Dr. Carter’s research interests are interdisciplinary and foreground Intersectionality, Critical... Read More →
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Beatriz Gonzalez

Vice Provost & Chief Diversity Officer, University of La Verne


Wednesday October 11, 2017 9:00am - 9:30am
Colorado H

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