Asynchronous discussions and web blogging are used in a blended learning environment to support experiential training focused on equity and social justice. Communication technologies (asynchronous discussions and blogging) complemented a social justice perspective in that teaching and learning were actualized for a community of learners as they constructed cultural knowledge through multiple and diverse discourses. Blended learning provided the optimal conditions for learners to (1) actively participate in the learning process, (2) engage in self-reflection, and (3) construct awareness and knowledge in support of social justice advocacy.
|Keywords:||Critical Reflection, Multicultural Education, Social Justice, Equity, E-learning|
Associate Professor, Graduate School of Education, Department of Educational Psychology, Rutgers, State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA
Executive Director of Continuing Education and Global Programs, Continuing Education and Global Programs, Rutgers, State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA