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The Day of Social Justice: A Creative Approach to Teaching Activism in Higher Education

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Johnson, Helen and Cunningham, Liz (2022) The Day of Social Justice: A Creative Approach to Teaching Activism in Higher Education. In: Creative Activism Research, Pedagogy and Practice. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle, pp. 199-223. ISBN 978-1-5275-8104-3

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The Day of Social Justice (DOSJ) is an innovative assignment which requires social science students to creatively embody the principles and practice of critical community psychology. Students work in small groups to produce interactive, on-campus displays, campaigning to engage others in social justice issues with a view to enacting concrete, measurable social change. This chapter explores the roots, practices, and applications of the DOSJ as a creative method for teaching activism in higher education. It begins by considering the respective roles of social justice/activism and the arts in
community psychology.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Community, Psychologycritical, psychologysocial justice, activism, creative pedagogy
Depositing User: Liz Cunningham


Item ID: 16595
ISBN: 978-1-5275-8104-3
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Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2023 09:13
Last Modified: 18 Sep 2023 09:13


Author: Liz Cunningham ORCID iD
Author: Helen Johnson

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Faculty of Education and Society > School of Social Sciences


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