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EDUC 390

Topics in Education Studies

Detailed study of theoretical and policy topics and issues related to education studies. May be repeated for credit with different topics. May not be taken pass/fail.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
1 course

Fall Semester information

Sahar Sattarzadeh

390A: Tps:Schooled in Storytelling

Storytelling is ancient. It is diverse. It is educational. It is emotive. It is inherited. It is intergenerational. It is interdisciplinary. It is memorable. It is political. It is powerful. It is revolutionary. It is sacred. It is transformative. It is universal... The capacity of storytelling is limitless, intersecting and "undisciplining" all disciplines and genres. Stories we create, learn, and share (and even those we do not know) also promote opportunities to teach, learn, produce and share knowledge, foster connections, and build communities. We create and learn stories through oral traditions, the written word, music, images, and numbers, for example. For ages, and in spite of various degrees of marginalization and oppression experienced, countless communities around the globe continue to use storytelling as an effective tool for liberation, justice, and equity as responses to anti-Indigeneity and anti-Blackness and other forms of ethnic/racial injustice, gender-based discrimination and violence, ableism, and income inequality, for example. Through diverse, global worldviews, methodologies, and examples of stories and storytelling, in this course, together, we will actively explore the history and evolution of storytelling as educational tools of social transformation; learn and challenge various methodologies, qualities, and skills of such storytelling; share stories to build community and solidarity; and create individual and collective stories that educate and inspire social change through the practices of animation and illustration, narration, performance, podcasting, social media, testimony, digital storytelling, and writing.