Example Student Work
Recognizing that people of all ages learn and communicate via a broad range of media, we encourage students to create work in many formats: in writing, of course, and also through visual, performance, and online contexts. We believe educators are most effective when they can access their own creativity and encourage others’ expressive capacities to explore, question, and represent ideas and experiences.
Highlights from Recent Student Work
In Professor Kelly Zuckerman's course on Critical Issues in Education, students created group theory guides to document their engagement with progressivism, social capital theory, critical race theory, and critical theory. Open the Prezi below to explore one "Model Classroom" created by students Gilad Avrahami, Mercedes Davis, Mia DiMeo, and John Hare:
In the capstone Education course, Advocating Diversity, Professor Chanelle Wilson-Poe and student Shannan Stafford collaborated to plan a panel focused on Advocating Diversity in Higher Education.
Included on the panel were:
- Dr. Cheryl Horsey, Chief Enrollment Officer, Bryn Mawr College
- Dr. Edwin Mayorga, Assistant Professor of Educational Studies, Swarthmore College
- Dr. Qrescent Mali Mason, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Haverford College
- Latoya Landfair, M.S.Ed., Associate Director, Urban Teacher Apprentice Program, University of Pennsylvania
- Erin Baugher, M.A., Assistant Director for the Partnership for Public Education, University of Delaware
Panelists were asked to reflect on several questions, including:
- What role does diversity play in your professional position, if any? And, how do your personal experiences influence, or not influence, the ways in which you engage in “diversity work” in your position?
- What lessons have you learned from your challenges and successes in considering diversity and inclusion, in your field?
- In class, we developed a complex web that encompassed different elements of doing “diversity work,” and it was quite overwhelming. How do you choose the area that you will focus on, and what philosophies influence your actions?
- What ethical and political considerations must be accounted for when we think about institutionalizing and sustaining equity work?
Seniors create a culminating portfolio that draws from their experiences in education courses, the field, and their lives. Check out a few recent examples: