Critical Reflections through E-learning Environments: Examining Issues of Equity and Social Justice

By Saundra Tomlinson-Clarke and Darren Clarke.

Published by The International Journal of Technologies in Learning

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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

International Journal of Technologies in Learning, Volume 19, Issue 4, pp.27-34. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 241.350KB).

Dr. Saundra Tomlinson-Clarke

Associate Professor, Graduate School of Education, Department of Educational Psychology, Rutgers, State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA

My research program focuses on multicultural training models, with a particular interest in cultural immersion as an experiential training tool for developing cultural competencies in learners.

Dr. Darren Clarke

Executive Director of Continuing Education and Global Programs, Continuing Education and Global Programs, Rutgers, State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA

My work focuses on the delivery of education through off-campus venues with a particular focus on international educational tours and cultural immersion experiences.