Graphic Design Professor Deana McDonagh and Assistant Professor Lisa Mercer have Article Published

October 27, 2021

The pedagogy of discomfort: Transformational Experiential Learning International Journal of Design for Social Change, Sustainable Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Vol. 2 No. 2 (2021): Autumn

This paper focuses on the value of transformative pedagogy in working through discomfort when learning about limit-situations, developing a foundation for transformative pedagogy in a course setting, the importance of critical thinking in transformative pedagogy, and how transformative pedagogy is presented when the focus is on ethics, disability, and responsible design. By embedding ethics, critical consciousness, and strategic thinking, the process translates into a transformative practice of design and innovation. Students learn new ways of affecting change with a multiplicity of ideas when educators engage in transformative pedagogy.


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