Join us for an evening with author Josephine Ensign as we introduce the principles of harm reduction and discuss a case study with students from across the health sciences schools. We will hear from our featured speakers about the impact of local legislative measures on harm reduction efforts around Seattle and strategizing sustainable mechanisms for increasing access to care for underserved patients.
We have seats available in some of our popular courses, such as Education and the Playfield, Education, Equity and Diversity, Teaching to Change the World, Teaching as a Profession, and our educational psychology courses in child and adolescent development.
We also have some new courses, such as
Intro to Applied Behavior Analysis
Narrowing the Opportunity Gap
Learning Across Settings
Individuals and Organizations and
Educational Policies and Practices Across Systems
Our Current Issues course this winter is an introduction to theories on how social, racial and bi racial, gender, cultural and bicultural identities develop, and examines the need for teachers to understand how their students’ identities impact the classroom and how teachers engage with students.
We are also offering a course on student wellness and resilience in college and beyond where students will learn skills that can be applied to their own personal well being that can be utilized across multiple environments.
Miseducation of the Filipinx: History, Decolonization, and Action
EDUC 401 H
Ang hindi lumingon sa pinanggalingan ay ‘di makararating sa paroroonan. (One who ignores the past arrives nowhere).
Did you know that Filipino-Americans are the second largest Asian-American group in the United States? Why then do we know virtually nothing about Filipino-Americans in society? How is the prevalence of skin whitening products in the Philippines connected to this invisibility and the Philippine diaspora?
This course will answer these questions (and many more) by utilizing three distinct elements. The first is history, an examination of factors and events that led to the miseducation of the Filipinx. This investigation is followed by a process of self-reflection and “reconnecting with the past to understand the present and be able to envision the future” (Strobel, 2001, p. 63). Finally, we channel this introspection into a creative project to be used for teaching members of the community.
This course can provide any ethnic group with tools for their own social justice work. While it’s not required, we encourage you to consider staying in the class for both winter and spring quarters. In winter we will learn and deconstruct Filipinx history, and in the spring we will do some community outreach and teach out Filipino-American history to schools and communities.