Traditional classroom environments have become incredibly normalized in how they are thought about and how they look all the way from kindergarten through our higher education – A new movement in Education challenges the “normal” way of doing/teaching/learning and is instead opting to “Flip the Classroom”. This week on RadioActive, we dug into the Flipped Classroom and the concept of Critical Pedagogy with Lindsay Buckingham-Rivard, a college instructor in Canada, who is pushing the boundaries of her classroom to try new and creative ways of engaging in learning with her students. She shared her perspectives, her pedagogy and examples from her classroom to highlight the different facets of this new Educational Movement
On this episode of RadioActive we posed the complex question: “What is this exciting and mysterious field we call Community Psychology (CP)?” In this quick and dirty introduction to the young field, we discussed how folks in CP think about and work towards building a healthier and more socially just world. We asked the What, How, Why and What Now, of CP, hearing neat examples of CP as applied to issues as diverse as environmental justice and prevention of social issues like drug addiction and poverty. Joining me on air to share their passion, perspectives and knowledge on the subject were Dr. Laura Kohn-Wood and Dr. Courte Voorhees hailing from the School of Education and Human Development at the University of Miami.
This past Sunday found us celebrating the transition of the host of RadioActive from Michael Matthiesen, Leader of the Sun Warriors, to Natalie Kivell. The two hosts came together to talk about “Why us, why now, why RadioActive?” The show looked to the past year, as this Sunday marked the anniversary of RadioActive’s presence on WVUM, and to the future.The engaging dialogue between past and present host started to challenge the assumptions we make about social change, they shared what has been accomplished in the last year, and finally dove into their hopes and dreams for a more socially just world.
On August 14, 2014, citizens across America gathered in solidarity to hold vigils and observe a moment of silence to honor victims of Police Brutality. The members who organized NMOS across America, believe Police Brutality in the United States continues to be a pervasive problem that affects communities across the country.
Miami Dade College Single Stop is a one stop shop for the students at Miami Dade College to get the resources they need to make sure they complete their degree. Located at the MDC’s North, Wolfson, and Kendall campuses — Single Stop tries to create social change in Miami Dade by helping the 46% of MDC students who live in at or below the poverty line, get the resources they need in order to graduate. AmeriCorps VISTA Diana Yaruro came on-air to explain.
The current social construct of beauty on the American populous has created an unhealthy body image for US Citizens regardless of age. For a population that is 70% overweight, the goal to look like Ken or Barbie is becoming exceedingly less healthy which has some reporters begging the question “If pretty hurts, are we doing it wrong?” Current UM C&SC Master’s student Ana Mantica joined us on-air to explain.
Started by Paul Harris in 1905, Rotary International is an international service organization whose stated purpose is to bring together business and professional leaders in order to provide humanitarian services, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. How do Miami’s local Rotary Clubs make an impact?
TIME Magazine has praised Prime Minister Cameron’s government for their use of Behavioral Economic policies calling it a cheap, shrewd, and effective solution. American’s everyday are effected by behavioral economics in places as simple as your local grocery store. What if the US Government started in acting policy that utilized behavioral economics. UM PhD student Robyn Ziperstein joined us on-air to explain.
Researchers have consistently drawn the link between poverty and violence — including gun violence. Yet politicians, media talking heads, and by result the general American populous consider power, guns, and poverty three seperate issues. This power-poverty paradigm is seen around the world as the most impoverished areas typically see the most gun violence. This leads to the question — should we change our conversation about poverty and gun violence? Kurt Kivell and Natalie Kivell joined us on-air to explain.
As we explored previously on RadioActive — the world is made up of social constructions and we should be aware how they influence our perspections. Now that a basic understanding of social constructions have been set, we will explore some various assumptions we share based on these imaginary walls that we have established. Natalie Kivell will joined us again on-air to explain.