Mon, Apr 16 – 4:05pm – 5:35pm
Sponsor: SIG-Critical Educators for Social Justice
Building/Room: Vancouver Convention Centre, First Level – East Ballroom A
Abstract: Increasingly, the lyrics, artistic, expression, and cultural work of hip-hop artists have been incorporated in schools. However, the hip-hop based pedagogy promoted by most educators often lack sound pedagogical considerations surrounding how hip-hop can be used to foster their students’ critical understanding of what is responsible for oppression, to provide insight on how to build democratic social movements, and challenge the foundation of schooling as a site to train students to compete for social and economic resources. Through empirical research, theoretical insights, and conceptual analysis, the participants (re)envision hip hop, so it that becomes a transformative pedagogy aimed at eliminating social inequalities, at fostering critical citizenship and at promoting social justice and equity in schools and society.
I will be presenting as part of the Roundtable Session 100;