Montgomery College Open Pedagogy

This group is focused on the concept of open pedagogy and renewable assignments, those assignments that provide long-lasting value to students.
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Education Equity Comparative Analysis

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Providing quality education and closing the achievement gap in education are high-priority goals both nationally and internationally. This project will allow you to identify and analyze the differences in school systems and conduct a comparative analysis within two school districts. You may choose local, state, national or international comparisons. The first part of the project will include a proposal component where you outline districts you wish you compare, areas you wish to evaluate and resources you will use to support your research and comparative analysis. The second part/assignment of the project includes a deep dive and investigation in specific domains you wish to research. The sources in your investigation should include visits, interviews and other forms of true “connections” within the communities you are researching. The last assignment in this project includes developing a permanent product that facilitates awareness to others about your findings in the comparative analysis. The awareness component will address specific issues in quality education, achievement gaps and possible solutions to ensuring more inclusive and equitable educational practices for all.

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Authors: Dr. Glenda Hernandez Baca, Dr. Maria-Elvira Luna Escudero-Alie

Empowering Women through Education

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You are part of a collegewide effort to increase access to education and empower students through “open pedagogy.” Open pedagogy is a “free access” educational practice that places you – the student – at the center of your learning process in a more engaging, collaborative learning environment. The ultimate purpose of this effort to achieve greater social justice in our community which the work can be freely shared with the broader community. This a renewable assignment that is designed to enable you to become an agent of change in your community through the framework of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). For this work, you will integrate the disciplines of Business and English/Reading to achieve SDG#5, which is to empower women.

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Authors: Andrea Foster, Mary E. Robinson

Food, Health & Race: Reduced Inequalities

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Learning Outcomes: ◦ Biology: Identify the structure and functions of macro-molecules important to living things ◦ Sociology: Identify components of culture and understand how structural inequalities impact individuals ◦ Biology: Analyze and interpret experimental results to reinforce biological principles ◦ Sociology: students will understand how social factors contribute to disparate health outcomes ◦ Biology: Apply basic mechanisms of heredity to predict inheritance of traits. ◦ Sociology: Students will gain a practical understanding of race as a social construct.

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Authors: Dr. Katya Salmi, Dr. Vedham Karpakakunjaram

Cultivating Responsible Use and Recycling Practices of Plastic Products

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You are a part of a collegewide effort to increase access to education and empower students through "open pedagogy." Open pedagogy is a "free access" educational practice that places you - the student - at the center of your own learning process in a more engaging, collaborative learning environment. The ultimate purpose of this effort is to achieve greater social justice in our community in which the work can be freely shared with the broader community. This is a renewable assignment that is designed to enable you to become an agent of change in your community through the framework of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). For this work, you will integrate the disciplines of Spanish and (organic) chemistry to achieve SDG #12, which is responsible consumption and production.

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Authors: Christina Gentile, Cory Newman

Creative Approaches to Reducing Global Plastic Contamination

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You are a part of a collegewide effort to increase access to education and empower students through "open pedagogy." Open pedagogy is a "free access" educational practice that places you - the student - at the center of your own learning process in a more engaging, collaborative learning environment. The ultimate purpose of this effort is to achieve greater social justice in our community in which the work can be freely shared with the broader community. This is a renewable assignment that is designed to enable you to become an agent of change in your community through the framework of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). For this work, you will integrate the disciplines of Spanish and (organic) chemistry to achieve SDG #12, which is responsible consumption and production.

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Authors: Christina Gentile, Cory Newman

Photo Journal of Local Recycling Practices of Plastics: Pictures and Thoughts

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You are a part of a collegewide effort to increase access to education and empower students through "open pedagogy." Open pedagogy is a "free access" educational practice that places you - the student - at the center of your own learning process in a more engaging, collaborative learning environment. The ultimate purpose of this effort is to achieve greater social justice in our community in which the work can be freely shared with the broader community. This is a renewable assignment that is designed to enable you to become an agent of change in your community through the framework of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). For this work, you will integrate the disciplines of Spanish and (organic) chemistry to achieve SDG #12, which is responsible consumption and production.

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Authors: Christina Gentile, Cory Newman

Steps for Successful Service-learning Assignment

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Open pedagogy - a component of Open Educational Resources - is a "free access" educational practice that places students at the center of their learning process in a more engaging, collaborative learning environment. The main objective of this assignment is to enhance social justice by reducing inequalities, one of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in a community in the United States or abroad. This is a renewable assignment designed to create a hands-on learning experience for students through which they can improve lives in a community of their choice and share the outcomes of their work with others. In this interdisciplinary assignment, students will integrate theories and practices from two academic disciplines, Communication Studies and Business Administration, to achieve the SDG #10, Reduced Inequalities.

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Authors: Ali Alavi, Andree Betancourt

Social Justice and Entrepreneurship Assignment

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Open pedagogy - a component of Open Educational Resources - is a "free access" educational practice that places students at the center of their learning process in a more engaging, collaborative learning environment. The main objective of this assignment is to enhance social justice by reducing inequalities, one of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in a community in the United States or abroad. This is a renewable assignment designed to create a hands-on learning experience for students through which they can improve lives in a community of their choice and share the outcomes of their work with others. In this interdisciplinary assignment, students will integrate theories and practices from two academic disciplines, Communication Studies and Business Administration, to achieve the SDG #10, Reduced Inequalities.

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Authors: Ali Alavi, Andree Betancourt

National Portrait Gallery Assignment: Celebrating Diversity

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Open pedagogy - a component of Open Educational Resources - is a "free access" educational practice that places students at the center of their learning process in a more engaging, collaborative learning environment. The main objective of this assignment is to enhance social justice by reducing inequalities, one of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This is a renewable assignment designed to create an active and collaborative learning opportunity through which students can enhance their knowledge of (and appreciation for) the role of immigration and diversity in the creation of the American society throughout history. In this interdisciplinary assignment, students will integrate theories and practices from two academic disciplines, Communication Studies and Business Administration, to achieve the SDG #10, Reduced Inequalities.

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Authors: Ali Alavi, Andree Betancourt

Ethnographic Mapping & Exhibit Curation

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This assignment is designed to work with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. Goal 11 is to “make cities inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable”. Read more about this UN Goal here and here. The following assignment is scaffolded to include three sections: 1) ethnographic mapping 2) a paper on sustainability 3) a class curated, virtual exhibit and individual reflection on visitor feedback.

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Author: Amy Carattini

Portraits of Power: Women Leaders in African Art

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This assignment promotes the UN goals for Quality Education and Gender Equality through student investigation of the power of representation. Portraits of Women Leaders in African art provides rich context the development of skills in visual and data literacy, critical thinking, effective communication and self-reflection. Content can be adapted to any cultural context in order to empower women and help them envision themselves as leaders globally or in local communities.

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Author: Cristin Cash

Cultural Mapping in Montgomery County

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The United Nations Sustainable Development goals open pedagogy fellowship wants to ensure equitable resources and education to everyone regardless of racial background and one’s locality. The target goals that will be targeted in this assignment are: • Target 4.7, 4.A: Ensure both culture's contribution to sustainable development and access to • Facilities that are inclusive, just, and effective learning environments for all Disciplines: Sociology, Biology, Intercultural Competences Instructions: Sociology & Criminology are two disciplines focused around understanding interactions and the enforcement of laws. Sociology is the scientific study of large (macro) and small (micro) groups, how those groups interact and influence the advancement of society and humanity.

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Author: Emerald Jones

Feminization of Migration (Creating a Website to Raise Awareness about Trafficking of Women and Children)

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This assignment is a collegewide effort to increase access to education and empower students through “open pedagogy”. Open pedagogy is a “free access” educational practice that places the students at the center of their own learning, in an engaging, collaborative learning environment. The ultimate purpose of this effort is to achieve greater social justice in our community in which the work can be freely shared with the broader community. This is a renewable assignment that is designed to enable students to become an agent of change in their community through the framework of the United Nations Sustainable Goals (SDGs). For this assignment, the students will integrate the disciplines of sociology of gender, anthropology and psychology to achieve SDG #10, “Reduced Inequalities”. In this learning assignment students will be looking at migration processes with a female focus and looking deeper into poverty, inequality, discrimination, and exploitation. Students will choose a country of study and discuss the relevance of the theory of intersectionality in the context of the feminization of migration, particularly the vulnerability of female migrant workers to gender-based violence.

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Author: Gadis Arivia Effendi

Gender Equality and Labor Markets

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This assignment is part of Montgomery College’s open pedagogy and a renewable practice that promotes the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The assignment is also designed to introduce students to the Smithsonian Digital Learning Lab, which is an open access initiative by the Smithsonian Institution. You are encouraged to check out the Lab for more free data and information beyond the scope of this assignment.

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Author: Hoa Nguyen

Gender Equality and Labor Markets

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This assignment is part of Montgomery College’s open pedagogy and a renewable practice that promotes the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), especially Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls. For more details about these goals, check out https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/sdgs. In this assignment, you will learn about the U.S. Equal Pay Act of 1964, Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009, and the gender wage inequality in the U.S. labor market.

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Author: Hoa Nguyen

Green Ideology in Practice: Following the Energy Stream

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By the end of the semester you should gain an understanding of about a dozen different ideologies. But political ideologies are not meant to stay in classrooms. They are meant to be utilized in the real world. The Final Project is designed for you to think about practical applications of your ideology, or, to look at our world and a world problem through the lens of a political ideology.

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Author: Karl T. Smith

Social Entrepreneurship Infographic

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Social entrepreneurship, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)—there are many names for the work that businesses do that relates directly to a social or environmental issue and that reflects many of the goals in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs), not the least of which is Goal #8: Decent Work and Economic Growth. There are many forms that social entrepreneurship or corporate social responsibility take. What is undeniable is that businesses have become increasingly sensitive and involved with tying their business model and goal more directly to work that improves society or our planet. Your job in this assignment is to find an existing business and explore what it is doing—or what it could be doing—to improve life on earth, using the UN SDGs as a framework.

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Author: Rebecca Razavi

Masai Women: inequalities in the Masai Culture and their effect on Masai Women and their future

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Teaching students about the Masai Culture using the Kinship and Marriage unit gets students to focus on some of the underlying structure of the Masai Culture that guides when women will do and setting some of their direction for their future. According to the older ethnographies about the Masai to be married means to be lead. Some of the un-said message is women will not be given the authority to use money. If they are unable to make financial transactions, it limits their mobility. In this same ethnographic footage students learn about the coming of age ceremonies girls go through to become married, viewers learn what is meant to be married in the transaction, in the sisterhood, and in the workload that is expected of all women.

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Author: Tara L. Tetrault