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This chapter is the case study of a collaboration between the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley’s Teaching & Learning Program and the University Library’s Special Collections. The collaboration, Whose History? uses place-based education (PBE) as the pedagogical underpinning of a multi-stage project of student-developed research, creation, and teaching. While PBE underpins the project, “openness” is the framework around which Whose History? is built. Teaching & Learning undergraduate students, referred to hereafter as teacher-candidates, use special collections resources to conduct research into regional history and culture, and then create open lesson plans from their findings. Select teacher-candidates teach their lesson plans in area classrooms, and exemplary lesson plans are published online as open educational resources, with project facilitators guiding Special Collections and Teaching & Learning student workers through the OER creation process.


Open Pedagogy Approaches ISBN: 978-1-942341-64-2

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Open Pedagogy Approaches



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