When Fiction Becomes Reality: Teaching Dystopias during a Pandemic

Resilience: Responding to Change

“In architectural terms, resilient design means designing structures that are responsive to their environments, equally attentive to withstanding obvious/immediate obstacles (e.g. hurricane season) and to helping mitigate longer-term concerns (e.g. helping offset climate change). In principle, resilient design is meant to be flexible, to anticipate disruptions, and to value social equity and community. It accomplishes these things by anticipating foreseeable problems, reducing the complexity of any given solution while also recognizing that single solutions are often less useful than multiple ones, building in redundancies, and identifying and building upon a foundation of local resources and strengths.”

Source: Resilient Design for Remote Teaching and Learning – Thinking about the Humanities. (n.d.). Retrieved November 6, 2020, from https://andreakastontange.com/teaching/resilient-design-for-remote-teaching-and-learning/

Resistance: Tearing down Walls

Covers from Orwell's 1984 and Butler's Parable of the Sower and the poster from the movie The Purge.
Major texts explored by the class:
1984 by George Orwell; The Purge by James DeMonaco; The Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler
Making Knowledge PublicInterdisciplinary Learning
* Egalitarian
* Social justice
* Global leadership
* Economic necessity
* Life-long learning
* Critical consumption
* Multi-mode literacy
* Foundational Knowledge
* Application
* Integration
* Human Dimension
* Caring
* Learning How-to-Learn
Source: Making knowledge public using educational technology. (2017, June 16). Wiki Education. https://wikiedu.org/blog/2017/06/16/making-knowledge-public-using-educational-technology/Source: Why Teach with an Interdisciplinary Approach? (n.d.). Interdisciplinary Approaches to Teaching. Retrieved October 31, 2020, from https://serc.carleton.edu/econ/interdisciplinary/why.html

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