The objective of this paper is to detail pedagogical strategies for teaching the general psychology course in the context of a historically black university (HBCU). We identify strategies oriented towards specific areas typically covered in an introductory psychology course. Particular interest is paid to critical consciousness theory, issues of social justice, and socio-cultural perspective in psychology. The pedagogy we use in the general psychology course is consistent with a sociopolitical critical consciousness model, and recommendations of the American Psychological Association’s commission. The significance of respecting the educational, sociopolitical and cultural expectations of students within the historically black university context is discussed.
Lewis, M. K., & Lee, A. K. (2009). Critical Consciousness in Introductory Psychology: A Historically Black University Context. Pedagogy and the Human Sciences, 1 (1), 50-60. Retrieved from http://scholarworks.merrimack.edu/phs/vol1/iss1/2