Teaching and Learning for Democratic Engagement
Transformations in Higher Education
Published by: Michigan State University Press
Imprint: Michigan State University Press
As the public purposes of higher education are being challenged by the increasing pressures of commodification and market-driven principles, Deliberative Pedagogy argues for colleges and universities to be critical spaces for democratic engagement. The authors build upon contemporary research on participatory approaches to teaching and learning while simultaneously offering a robust introduction to the theory and practice of deliberative pedagogy as a new educational model for civic life. This volume is written for faculty members and academic professionals involved in curricular, co-curricular, and community settings, as well as administrators who seek to support faculty, staff, and students in such efforts. The book begins with a theoretical grounding and historical underpinning of education for democracy, provides a diverse collection of practical case studies with best practices shared by an array of scholars from varying disciplines and institutional contexts worldwide, and concludes with useful methods of assessment and next steps for this work. The contributors seek to catalyze a conversation about the role of deliberation in the next paradigm of teaching and learning in higher education and how it connects with the future of democracy. Ultimately, this book seeks to demonstrate how higher education institutions can cultivate collaborative and engaging learning environments that better address the complex challenges in our global society.
“This excellent edited volume highlights the connection between education and democracy and offers an innovative and engaging approach to pedagogy. The examples in this book show how faculty in a wide range of disciplines can create learning-oriented experiences where students engage in meaningful dialogue and deliberation with diverse others in their classrooms, campuses, and communities. Deliberative Pedagogy offers insights on how we can transform college classrooms into spaces for learning that prepare thoughtful, engaged global citizens.”
—Laura Black, Associate Professor, Ohio University, and editor of Journal of Public Deliberation