Cathie LeBlanc Notes

The Values of Open Pedagogy

So we sought to clearly articulate our goals and values. First, we identified four primary habits that we hope our practice embodies and inspires in students: responsibility, curiosity, empathy, and participation. We seek to take responsibility for our choices to work in the open and to reflect on the impact of those choices for ourselves…

Disruptive Pedagogy and the Practice of Freedom | Hybrid Pedagogy

To embrace “education as the practice of freedom” is to understand that there is no legitimate conversation about disruption in education that doesn’t include a focus on fighting oppression. Ultimately, what all teachers want is to provide a profound educational experience for students. In order to genuinely pursue such a profound educational experience, those of…

Gen Ed Is a Problem of Pedagogy, Not Subject Matter

What if general education, rather than a coverage of subjects, was a purposeful pursuit of learning how to think in these different contexts? Almost by default, every gen ed course would become cross disciplinary, the same way an episode of Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown, involves history, sociology, anthropology and geography while involving something a lot of people…