Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge

Articles from Vol. 7, No. 1, Winter

Beyond the Single Classroom: The Paired Dimension in Inclusive Teaching
I. Introduction American institutions of higher education recruit and admit students from a wide range of academic backgrounds. While some are admitted from private high schools, others come in from public high schools. Even among public high schools,...
Editors' Note: NECIT, CIT, and Teaching Transformations 2009
The second annual 2009 issue of Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge, dedicated to the chronicling of representative experiences of teaching transformation in the New England area and elsewhere, brings to you selected proceedings...
Encounters between Immigrant Students and U.S. Urban Universities
I. U.S. Immigration, Nationally and Regionally A record number of very diverse immigrant groups have recently settled in the United States. Between 2000 and 2007 alone, the number of foreign-born Americans increased almost seven million, to a total...
From Juicy to Rooftop and Other Lines in between Teaching Remedial Reading to First Year College Students
I. Introduction My father has avidly played chess ever since I can remember. I have childhood memories of him moving, with precision, the hard plastic pieces across the board. I remember his eyes scanning his opponent's pieces and making his moves...
Innovative Models for Organizing Faculty Development Programs: Pedagogical Reflexivity, Student Learning Empathy, and Faculty Agency
I. Introduction Faculty members have been described as purveyors of culture, engines of economic development, and generators of scientific, medical, and technological discoveries that transform human society (Schuster & Finkelstein, 2006). They...
Meditation as Teaching and Learning Tool Theory, Practice, and Testimony
I. Theory and Practice of Meditation--by Wayne-Daniel Berard Theory The traditional Western approach to education, including the writing process, is based upon Aristotle's Physics and on the few extant pieces of his Education. It is an approach...
Promoting Dialogue on the Transgender Experience in College Courses through Films and Literature
In the past thirty years, the U.S. transgender movement has gained in visibility and transgender issues have become a topic of serious inquiry in many different fields. However, many people today are unaware of gender variant individuals among them...
Teacher Candidates' Critical Conversations the Online Forum as an Alternative Pedagogical Space
Our [cooperating] teacher does an amazing job. I just can't understand why someone with such talent and passion for her students wouldn't want to use it in [a] community that could really benefit from it, y'know? The [suburban] kids are going to do...
Teaching Critical Thinking to Freshman Writers by Engaging Contemporary Artists' Work
One of the most important aims of American art since the 1960s has been for artists and audiences to think critically about the principal assumptions that are embedded in aesthetic representations. Consider Claes Oldenburg's large-scale monument located...
Teaching Cultural Competence in Print Advertising Postmodern Ads and Multi-Race Clothing Models
Media literacy is essential in this contemporary culture where commercial visual images accost us daily in newspapers and newspaper inserts, magazines, on the internet, book covers, travel brochures, etc. The list is extensive in this increasingly...
The Latino Immigrant Labor Experience as Depicted in Film
I. The Latino Immigrant Labor Experience as Depicted in Film Every year Latinos immigrate to the United States in large numbers. They have become the third largest group after whites and blacks in this country. Their experience has both similarities...
Transgender Realities: Student Lives and Community Challenges
John S. left behind more than most students when he graduated from high school last year. The stares and jokes in the locker room. The sneaking into the bathrooms when no one else was around. The teachers who either re fused or forgot to call him John...
Varying Pedagogy to Address Student Multiple Intelligences
I. Introduction Multiple Intelligences was first addressed by Howard Gardner, the John H. and Elisabeth A. Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Dr. Gardner is best known for his Theory of Multiple...
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