July 26, 2021
July 26, 2021
July 19, 2022
Equity and Culture & Social Justice in Education
The University of San Diego’s Engineering Exchange for Social Justice (ExSJ) is a framework for community partnership and co-created, justice-oriented solutions to socio-technical challenges. The core tenets of this framework are community-partnered engineering, and engineering education through equitable and reciprocal exchange (rather than service) and a socio-technical (rather than techno-centric) approach. In this paper, we share: 1) the ExSJ framework, 2) the infrastructure, mechanisms, and activities we are using to apply this framework, and 3) the challenges and complexities we are facing as we apply it. The foundational values of the ExSJ can be applied to all engineering contexts, providing a platform for change that moves away from narrowly constructed and techno-centric epistemological approaches, and an expansion to engage social and environmental justice, humanitarian goals, peace, and sustainability in engineering through equitable partnership exchanges.
Forbes, M. H., & Dalrymple, O. O., & Lord, S. M., & Baillie, C., & Hoople, G. D., & Mejia, J. A. (2021, July), The Engineering Exchange for Social Justice (ExSJ): Advancing Justice Through Sociotechnical Engineering and Equitable Partnership Exchanges Paper presented at 2021 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access, Virtual Conference. https://peer.asee.org/37861
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