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Critical Thinking about Invisible Histories

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4.666665
Average: 4.7 (3 votes)
Tuesday, January 19, 2016 to Thursday, May 5, 2016
Abstract: 

Two 101 classes were given general information about the voices missing in the textbook version of the history of PSY (see addendum A). Only one of the classes was then assigned to complete a research project identifying and describing one of the voices missing. Students will share slides and be required to respond to classmates' slides for maximum exposure (addendum B). At the end of the semester, both classes will be assessed for the effects of the intervention (addendum C).

Results and Conclusions: There was no significant difference between the classes on DV (endorsement of increased sensitivity to power and access in the history of academic disciplines; i.e. the missing voices). However, a significant portion of the class exposed to the intervention listed the research on the "invisible histories" as their favorite activity of the semester (13:30)!  The take-away is that it is important to students to be exposed to alternative realities about their disciplines, even if an increased sensitivity is not a measurable response.

Completed Full Cycle: 
Yes
Course Number: 
PSY10110318
PSY10110296

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Looks like a perfect CATS, Christina! Can't wait for the results. Very, veryi interesting topic.

HEA2156907's picture
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I really like this and am looking forward to your results.  

BROAA00004's picture
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After reading about this CATS:

 I will think about the perspectives from which the content is derived and be more sensitive to whose voices are missing in the presentation of knowledge.

Definitely true

OLGYZ58951's picture
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HI Christina, This is an important topic to cover in our classes. I look forward to the results as well. Thanks. Olga

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This looks like an awesome project, looking forward to the results!

OLGYZ58951's picture
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HI Christina, I am glad that the students enjoyed the activity! Olga

PETAA00009's picture
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Interesting results, Christina! So, will you repeat this strategy in the future to expose them to "alternative realities?"

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So, I just saw that I haven't commented on this.  This is SO fascinating.  I never thought about the "missing voices".  I am sorry that the results were't significant, but it is very eye opening.  Will you try this again this semester?

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Hi Christina - I just wanted to follow up on this CATS to see if you tried anything new since posting this.  If you did, did you have different results?