Teaching Social Action: An Introduction
Thursday, January 13, 2022
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EST)

In social action courses, students develop and enact campaigns to change a policy, which provides them with first-hand experience with power and democracy. There is no better response by Higher Education to the growing anti-democratic forces than social action since it is designed to do democracy. Currently, Bobby Hackett and Dr. Scott Myers-Lipton are training 25 faculty, staff and students (for student-led courses) in a 9-month social action course development webinar series. Our vision is to teach 100 more folks in the next couple of years, and we are putting together a "support structure" for people who want to teach a course using social action. Here is what we plan to offer: a student guide: CHANGE! A Student Guide to Social Action (Routledge, 2018), a teaching guide: CHANGE! A Guide to Teaching Social Action (Routledge, January 2022), $2,500 for development grants for teachers who create a course using social action (working on this grant now), access to a Social Action Course Development Webinar Series, or watch videos asynchronously, a community of practitioners of social action, which meets quarterly online.