Inventio: creative thinking about learning and research
Portland State University. University Studies Program, Critical pedagogy, Service learning
This article discuses the pedagogy behind a University Studies freshman inquiry class taught at Portland State University. Portland State University has been engaged in a 10-year revolution in general education (Journal of General Education, 1999) that has inculcated activist education as central to instruction. In addition to the Critical Thinking and Communication instruction that any general education program must provide, Portland State’s University Studies Program promotes Social Responsibility and Diversity as central goals of its efforts.
Muhanji, Cherry & Straton, Jack C. (2005). ‘Activism through music’, Inventio—Creative Thinking about Learning and Teaching 7(1), (Spring 2005)