Writing Workshop

In reflecting on Paulo Freire’s work, Maxine Greene wrote that conscientization—that critical consciousness that alerts us to our agency, and that spurs us to intervene in the world—to make change—is only available to those capable of reflecting on their own situationality. The privilege of doing that reflecting is not easy to come by for most teachers, busy as they are with coursework, supporting students, pursuing tenure and promotion, or just trying to stay afloat.

This course is designed to give participants the opportunity to spend three days on a writing retreat in Toronto, in the midst of a community of scholars and educators from around the world, all concerned with the critical consciousness, social justice and action, and the deeper meaning behind the educational professions. Together with conversation, reflection, and creative prompts and activities, each writer will spend time on their own working on a project of their own invention. Purposefully small and intimate, the course will revolve around each participant’s individual writing projects, with support from a seasoned writing instructor ready with prompts, challenges, and encouragement.


Sean Michael Morris
Sean Michael Morris is the director of Digital Pedagogy Lab and Senior Instructor in Learning Design and Technology at the University of Colorado Denver.
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