Dr. Luedke is a 2017 Nominee of the McClellan Endowed Teacher of Distinction Award in the College of Education and Professional Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.
Abbreviated Teaching Philosophy
As an educator, I create and co-lead a racial and social justice oriented learning experience. This begins with the readings I assign for each course, the assignments I incorporate, and the activities I develop—often based on current events. I seek to include readings by critical scholars, and scholars of color in particular, to ensure the inclusion of multiple voices. I cultivate and assist in maintaining, a challenging, yet inclusive, co-learning environment for all students, whether the course meets in-person or in an online environment. Valuing each individual’s background and what they bring to the classroom is an essential part of achieving this environment.
My courses are set-up in a way that students develop knowledge, skills, and tools to analyze, assess, and incorporate course content into their practice as scholar practitioners. Moreover, I seek to teach a critical perspective that equips students with the knowledge to name and challenge inequity when they see it (whether it be related to institutional policy, program development, or tacit practice). I work to create opportunities for students to apply research and theory to their current (and future) practice, and to their development of research projects.