Reality Pedagogy / Capacities for Imaginative Teaching / Thinking
Christopher Emdin is the Robert A. Naslund Endowed Chair in curriculum theory and professor of education at the University of Southern California, where he also serves as director of youth engagement and community partnerships at the USC Race and Equity Center. Reality Pedagogy is anchored on the tenet that teaching is more than disseminating information to students. Research in education has indicated that educators who are qualified via terminal degrees in their discipline are not necessarily effective. Even when they have sufficient content knowledge, many still lack the tools necessary to address the cultural divides that render them ineffective. In his keynote, Emdin will provide tools to teach educators how to address cultural divides while delivering academic content. The 7 C’s of Reality Pedagogy are: 1. Cogenerative Dialogues; 2. Coteaching; 3. Cosmopolitanism; 4. Context; 5. Content; 6. Competition; and 7. Curation.