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Dreaming New Dreams:

Pedagogies of Mind and Heart

What are the implicit “agreements” structuring our teaching and learning practices? How might we create new agreements for educational justice and collective healing? Professor Emerita Laura Rendón talks college access, contemplative teaching, and practices for survival and connection in our December 2021 episode.

about our guest/s

Laura Rendón is Professor Emerita at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Her life journey from the border to Laredo Junior College informed her commitment to community college student retention and completion. Her degrees in Guidance Counseling and Psychology (M.A.) and Higher Education Administration (Ph.D.) led to her focus on contemplative pedagogy and redefining assessment and research in higher education. The author of numerous articles and regular leader of workshops at colleges and universities around the country, Prof. Rendón’s book Sentipensante Pedagogy: Educating for Wholeness, Social Justice, and Liberation is a classic contribution to radical pedagogical theory and practice. Learn more about her here. Listen to some of her recorded presentations here.


Outro music is by our amazing audio engineer Aliyah Harris. Episode photo by @jkorpa on Unsplash