TEACHING

Liberal education is the core of the University of Lethbridge and there is strong support on campus for this focus. However, the principles and rationale for this approach to education were created during a different social and political climate and liberal education is often poorly understood if not outright dismissed in many contexts beyond our campus. The expectations to deliver career training not broad thinking, to address new generations of students who have grown up with recent subjects and methods of learning, and the accumulation of assumptions about liberal education are all creating pressures to justify and understand this approach.  And yet, the liberal education approach creates a rich and productive environment that cannot be achieved if disciplines are isolated from each other and students are restricted to a narrow definition of sources for learning.  During this research project, we will question the assumptions about liberal education and identify the ideas and practices that produce a successful liberal education.

 

TEACHING - PROJECTS

  • Complex Social Change: The Book

    [2014] 184 pages, hardcover Edited by Josephine Mills Complex Social Change (2014) is a compilation of essays by Louise Barrett, Lisa Doolittle and Jean Harrowing, Bruce MacKay, Josephine Mills, Emily Luce, and Tiffany ...

  • The Anatomy and Etiquette of Social Change

    A public engagement project with art/design duo DodoLab. Follow the conversation on Twitter: #eggsonground @dodolab @ulethartgallery and/or Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DodoLab PHASE THREE: ANIMALS WE COULD LE...

TEACHING - CASE STUDIES

  • Change Maker : Tim Devin

    Tim Devin is the brainfather of the Boston Typewriter Orchestra and started a national dialogue with his Somerville Stock Exchange project. Emily Luce connects to ask a few questions on Tim's recent practice and thinking arou...

  • Dr. Judith Sayers, ChangeMaker

    Almost exactly one year to the day, Emily Luce follows up with Judith Sayers on her Complex Social Change talk "Unravelling the Federal Agenda-Empowering the People" at the University of Lethbridge. It's been one year ...