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RadioActive – “Why Are So Many Minority Students in Special Education?”

By radioactive | October 29th, 2014 | LEAVE A COMMENT

This past Sunday, Dr. Beth Harry, professor and Chair of the Teaching and Learning Department in the School of Education and Human Development, joined us on air to explore issues of the disproportionality of minority students in Special Education. Taking us through her own in depth, ethnographic research, she wove a stark narrative for minority children and their relationship to Special Education. We dove into the issues and implications of these outcomes and took a storytelling journey through disproportionality in our education system and how other systems intersect to perpetuate inequality in our communities and society.

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RadioActive: Building Community: Admit it…We are just better together

By radioactive | October 20th, 2014 | LEAVE A COMMENT

Community….that warm and fuzzy place where we feel like we belong, sing kumbaya and live happily ever after…right? But what is Community? What makes up our sense of community? Why is this something that may be worth focusing some intentional energy towards? Joining me to talk about some of our own work in building community, this past Sunday, was a fellow PhD student Candalyn Rade from North Carolina State University. We dug into the construct of “Community” with some theoretical ways of thinking about the strengths and risks of building our own communities. We shared some of our learning from one of our projects aimed at building up the community within the South East Region of our national organization for Community Psychology (the Society for Community Research and Action, SCRA). We then discussed how our learning might be useful in campus and neighbourhood life as we think about the diverse communities we all find ourselves in.

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RadioActive – But ‘evidence based practice’ sounds so pretty! The ethical dilemmas and limitations of prevention science

By radioactive | October 7th, 2014 | LEAVE A COMMENT

Joining us on air this past Sunday was Dr. Scot Evans, faculty member extraordinaire in the School of Education and Human Development. Dr. Evans shared with us his critique and thoughts on the limitations and ethical dilemmas of what we call ‘prevention science’: the application of science to preventing human suffering. As a critical researcher Dr. Evans helped clarify why (and when) it can in fact be harmful to apply ‘evidence-based programs’ that emerge from Prevention Science to communities that are not made to adapt to a communities needs and/or relevant to the local context or aimed at the root causes of the human suffering we are working to address.

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RadioActive: The battle between theory & social change: How theory can misguide our good intentions

By radioactive | September 29th, 2014 | LEAVE A COMMENT

Social Theory may, to many, seem irrelevant to our everyday lives, difficult to understand and downright dry. That is until you hear it from the mouth of Dr. John Murphy from the Faculty of Sociology at UM. Dr. Murphy joined us on air to explain how theory can connect to our everyday lives, and he went on to tell us how theory can impact us in how we conceptualize and act towards social change. What better way to dip our toes into the proverbial sea of social theory, then to have a theorist join us on air to push us to think about theory and its connection to the practical world in new and exciting ways. Dr. Murphy provides the necessary definitions, context and tangible on the ground examples to highlight the importance and all around awesomeness of social theory!

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RadioActive – Where did I leave that Critical consciousness…it has GOT to be around here somewhere

By radioactive | September 22nd, 2014 | LEAVE A COMMENT

Critical consciousness is someone’s ability and awareness to critique the social structures around them that oppress and lead to human suffering, while simultaneously having the awareness that we have the ability to change these oppressive structures. Our guest Susie Paterson and me, your host Natalie, took listeners through personal stories and trajectories into critical consciousness: Those moments in life that helped expose the world and its oppressive structures. Susie navigated listeners through a complex and abstract concept with great examples of how this plays out in real life, and left us all with the advice  - “go read everything”! Now that’s some advice I can get behind!

 

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RadioActive—Flip the What? Shaking up the classroom and how we think about learning

By Michael Matthiesen | September 15th, 2014 | LEAVE A COMMENT

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

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RadioActive — What is this thing we call Community Psychology: Does anyone really know?

By Michael Matthiesen | September 8th, 2014 |

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.

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RadioActive — RadioActive 2.0 Harder, Bigger, Faster, Community Psychologier

By Michael Matthiesen | September 1st, 2014 |

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.

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RadioActive—#NMOS2014: National Moment of Silence Miami

By Michael Matthiesen | August 25th, 2014 |

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.

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RadioActive—Nudgenomics: The Case for American Behavioral Policy

By Michael Matthiesen | July 14th, 2014 |

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.

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