In today’s socio-political climate, a justiceforward approach would ask that educators blend equity pedagogy, culturally-responsive pedagogy, and experiential approaches into the learning environment. In this session, the speakers took educators, curriculum writers, and faculty developers through the TALLS (Toward a Liberated Learning Spirit) Model for Developing Critical Consciousness. TALLS blends Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Six Steps of Nonviolent Social Change with the sustained wisdom of North American Indigenous learning practices, cultural wealth frameworks, and traditionallyconsidered equity approaches. Through a series of transferable activities and guided reflection, participants pushed the understanding of intellectual curiosity to one of curiosity for change.

Published in: London International Conference on Education (LICE-2020)

  • Date of Conference: 23-25 November 2020
  • DOI: 10.2053/LICE.2020.0003
  • ISBN: 978-1-913572-22-8
  • Conference Location: London, UK