25-28 July 2018 | Edinburgh

Presenters: Sue Sutherland, Jennifer Walton-Fisette, Louise McQuaig, Eimear Enright, Joanne Hill, Sara Flory, Sharon Phillips

Workshop Description: Are you interested in learning how to raise the critical consciousness of your students? This hands-on session will introduce you to a range of activities that can be used to foster social justice in physical education for both PK-12 students and PETE majors. You will leave this session with knowledge, understanding, and examples of how to further enhance your students’ sense of social justice, starting with exploring their own social identity.

Workshop Objectives:

Learning Objective 1 – Participants will gain knowledge and understanding of issues related to Social Justice that are present within a physical education environment. Engaging in facilitated discussions and guided activities, participants will explore their own social identity and critically reflect on how their social identity influences their experiences in physical education.

Learning Objective 2 – Participants will gain in-depth knowledge and understanding of a variety of pedagogical strategies to raise the critical consciousness of their students. These strategies will provide a strong foundation for engaging students in critical reflection on issues of social justice and sociocultural issues within education. The strategies presented will be appropriate for use within both PK-12 and higher education settings.

Learning Objective 3 – Participants will experience activities that focus on social justice. Attendees will have an opportunity to participate in a variety of hands-on activities that will engage them in issues of social justice. These activities will provide the basis for an in-depth discussion on the impact of sociocultural issues within both PK-12 and higher education settings. We will facilitate a critical reflection discussion on the specific pedagogical strategies employed.

Location: The venue for the workshop is at The Moray House School of Education at the University of Edinburgh.  This is a 10-minute walk from the AIESEP World Congress venue and accommodation.

Time: 12.30pm – 4.30pm (a break will be provided)

Cost: There is no cost for the social justice workshop.

Contact Person: If you are interested in receiving more information about the Social Justice workshop, or would like to attend the workshop, please contact Dr. Jennifer Walton-Fisette at jfisette@kent.edu