Capstone Project Title
Dr. Jennifer Carlson
Dr. Danny Swensen
Critical consciousness, first conceived by Freire (2014), and later adopted into Ladson-Billings’ (1995) culturally relevant pedagogy, supports students in understanding systemic injustice and their capacity to create change. With a specific focus on the English Language Arts discipline, the curriculum designed for this capstone incorporates a number of reading, writing, and discussion strategies to answer the research question: What are the most effective strategies for developing critical consciousness in students in the English Language Arts classroom? In this eight week curriculum, students learn to read with and against a classical text, discuss and debate the ideologies underpinning the text, and engage in revising the text through a restorying project. The hope of this curriculum is that these strategies will help students develop a deeper understanding of the relationship between society and literature and a deeper awareness of themselves as readers with agency.
Curriculum, Literacy, Multicultural Education, Reading
Moberg, Benjamin, "Developing Critical Consciousness in the English Language Arts Classroom" (2022). School of Education and Leadership Student Capstone Projects. 786.
School of Education Student Capstone Projects