The eye-of-the-storm technique is an experiential teaching technique heralded by Jane Elliot, and used to enlighten youngsters on the impact of overt racism and discrimination.
In Ch. 3, you learned about micro-assaults (e.g., micro-invalidation, micro-aggression). As a reminder, micro-assaults are covert or subtle acts of discrimination that plague minority, dis-empowered or disenfranchised groups in our contemporary world.
Watch the following video on the Eye of the Storm technique:
Then, reflect upon applying this pedagogical exercise to microaggressions from Ch. 3. It is advised that you review microaggressions from Ch. 3.
Identify a current social cause (example: gender discrimination) and write a paper describing how you would implement an eye-of-the-storm teaching technique/demonstration to highlight micro-assaults plaguing a group.
Please identify the social cause (e.g., gender discrimination), the social group (e.g., women), the micro-assaults you want to expose your “class” to, and the strategy(-ies) you will use to induce the eye-of-the-storm technique (i.e., what will you do). Please be creative and concise. More specifically, please address the following points in your paper:
- Explain micro-aggressions/assaults/invalidations (3 points)
- Describe the social cause, the social group affected, and the micro-assaults you want to expose your “class” to; i.e., describe to whom and how you will do “eye of the storm” (3 points)
- Describe strategies you will use to induce the eye-of-the-storm technique (4 points)