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My specific teaching practice consists of a Freirean Service Learning Model I successfully developed and implemented in WMST 488: Bodies, Sex, and Health in Fall, 2018. Inspired by the pioneering model of Our Bodies, Ourselves, I first created and taught the course in 2008 to empower students to become advocates for their own health and that of loved ones. Over time, the curricular approach shifted from an individual to an institutional one that focused on health care policy and activism at the local, national and global levels. Given the evolution of my discipline, I also redesigned the curriculum to reflect an intersectional approach to all bodies on the sex/gender continuum. In 2018, I received a COLA service learning grant to create an integrated service learning course for the Nevada Minority Health and Equity Coalition (NMHEC; URL: http://nmhec.org), our service learning community partner in Fall, 2018.
Las Vegas (Nev.)
UNLV Office of Faculty Affairs
Freiren model; Feminist model
Roth-Johnson, Danielle, "A Freirean Service Learning Model" (2020). UNLV Best Teaching Practices Expo. 110.