One of the highlights of the 2010 Sakai Conference in Denver was the presentations made by the faculty award winners who use Sakai creatively in their courses. Below is a 10-minute video interview with Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, Dr. Scott Bowman, from Texas State University-San Marcos.
“For me, it was really looking and saying, I want my students to truly understand what kids go through. What kids go through in their communities, in difficult communities, in gang-riddled communities, poor and marginalized juveniles, rural and urban and suburban juveniles, and understand those different experiences and subsequently to understand how that background really affects the manner in which they go through the juvenile justice system and some of the difficulties that they would face along the way.”
Grab a snack and take a few minutes to hear how one rather small change to the way he was teaching his course — facilitated by Sakai — dramatically impacted student learning outcomes as well as Scott’s own pedagogy.