Emancipatory Knowing Case Study
General Instructions for all Discussion Boards:
1. Complete the required reading before creating your post.
2. Initial post: Each student creates a new thread in the forum as the initial posting of their own that is 250-300 words (use your Word Count tool) plus TWO scholarly references to support the posting. One of the references is the appropriate text and the other is a scholarly, peer-reviewed journal article. If the professor responds and asks you for clarification or a question, you must respond to the professor.
3. Responding to posts: Each student must respond once during the week. The response must be thoughtful and reference-based. The response must be 100-125 words. Please put thought into your statements. General posts will not count; you must provide additional knowledge and add to the discussion to receive credit for the posting. ONE reference is required for response. It may be one of the original references the poster used.
4. Students who do not post by the due dates will be considered absent and will earn a grade of 0% for the Discussion post. Discussion board posts that are incomplete or do not meet the requirements may earn a partial grade or zero.
5. References must be in APA Style (7th edition) and included at the end of both postings – hanging indentation not required.
6. The reference is not included in the word count. HINT: To avoid losing work and check your word count, write your post in Word or Google doc, do the word count, and when finished copy & paste into the Discussion Board.
|Rubric for Discussion Board #1|
5 Points total
|Does Not Meet
|Initial Post (3.5 pt)||Describes the situation with detail, addresses 4 critical questions, and reflects on how emancipatory knowing might impact response now. Two citations.||Describes the situation with some detail, addresses 3 critical questions,and reflects on how emancipatory knowing might impact response now not complete. One citation.||Lacks detail or less than 3 questions discussed, or no citations|
|Peer Response (1.5 pt)||Provides specific feedback or empathetic response to Peer. Supports position with at least one citation.||Response lacking in specifics or content. No citation.||Not completed|
|APA Formatting – .25 deduction for each error type|
Critical Questions of Emancipatory Knowing
Watch the Patterns of Knowing Animation and read Ch 3 to complete this discussion board
This excerpt is part of the prompt for the discussion (Chinn & Kramer, 2018, p 81)
The creative processes for developing emancipatory knowledge grow from the critical questions of emancipatory knowing shown in Fig. 3.1. These critical questions are: What is wrong with this picture? Who benefits? What are the barriers to freedom? What changes are needed? These questions can be asked in a variety of contexts and situations, including the context of care. The questions on the model are suggestions, but any question that focuses on bringing social injustices into awareness is also a critical question.
When you ask the critical questions associated with emancipatory knowing, an underlying assumption is that people are not radically free to choose from among an unlimited variety of options, and that things need to change to make new options accessible to everyone. To assume that people are radically free places the responsibility for developing one’s full potential totally with the individual. Critical questioning assumes that freedoms are situated, which means that the possibilities for freedom and the development of individual potential are determined by a person’s situation. In other words, from a critical perspective, a person’s situation is assumed to be constructed by social practices that create disadvantage for some and privilege for others.
From an emancipatory perspective, any conditions that limit people from developing their full human potential can be made visible, what is imagined can become real, and humans have the innate capacity to bring about changes to improve the human condition. Asking a critical question such as “What is wrong with this picture?” requires a lens that sees beyond the obvious and beyond one’s own personal experience. This makes it possible to discern problems that may exist with what people assume to be true.