TOOL: Teach Oppression Through Jenga

What are the different forms of oppression? What does it feel like to be oppressed? Are we always aware of oppression when it is happening?

The article “Teaching About Oppression Through Jenga” by Sara Lichtenwalter and Parris Baker describes a game-based learning example of teaching oppression. This can be played with an average class size and involves briefing, playing the game and then debriefing and reflecting.

For a fun and creative teaching idea, check it out!

Journal of Social Work Education, Vol. 46, No. 2 (Spring/Summer 2010). ©2010, Council on Social Work Education, Inc. DOI: 10.5175/JSWE.2010.20080008

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