Listing of all academic courses offered at California Institute of Integral Studies.
School of Consciousness and Transformation MFA 7038 3.00
Learning environments are cocreated. Socially engaged pedagogy works to connect life inside the classroom with the many worlds that students inhabit, bringing critical consciousness to issues of relevance outside the classroom. As we explore ways to cultivate an integral teaching community, this course will focus on how teachers can be agents of empowering change, fostering critical thinking, compassion, and curiosity. It will introduce students to a wide range of pedagogical theories, practices, and tools. Taking a hands-on approach to professional development, we will engage throughout the semester in collective praxis, cycles of action and reflection on teaching styles and facilitation techniques. We will consider how to actively engage multiple intelligences and create educational containers in which diverse modes of learning and expression can shine. MFA student