This is my final post in a series of posts I have written following a four-day course with Iain McGilchrist. Details of the course, which will run again next year can be found on the Field & Field website. The final session with Iain McGilchrist wa…
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It took reference to this post from @Downes to Make me realize how rich the comment thread on community here was! http://t.co/wSgMq4cTA7
It’s past 2 am but I am so relieved to have read a distinction between network and community that resonates with me strongly, so had to blog about it. And there’s a question for Dave Cormier here, too. Howard Rheingold in Net Smart writes beautifull…
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These reflections are inspired by 4 women I respect (and dare I say love?) very much. And as I wrote this, I realized that I interacted w all of them in one way or another 2 nights ago, and that I have writing and research projects with each one of …
Critical pedagogy - Maha Bali's article in Hybrid Pedagogy
Embracing our subjectivity as teachers can be tricky; I’ve written several times about how complex it is when teachers make the choice to be non-neutral. I’ve admitted it could be seen as indoctrinating. via Pocket
pretending to be objective or neutral only hides our subjectivity, it does not actually remove it.
This explicit non-neutrality is a characteristic of critical pedagogy. As Davies and Barnett suggest, the “critique” inherent in critical pedagogy is focused on uncovering what might be hidden behind claims or arguments, which is different from more traditional notions of critical thinking that focus on identifying weaknesses in arguments in some objective way.
Critical pedagogy and critical approaches to curriculum are creative and subjective processes, inherently influenced by the teacher’s (and learner’s) lenses of looking at the world. This is so different from traditional notions of critical thinking, which is why I think it sometimes takes a while to express it and discuss it with others.
“I am not trying to be neutral. Critical pedagogy is explicitly value-laden.”
Raising consciousness is sometimes about asking, “What is wrong with…?” from a social justice perspective.
our histories and contexts shape our perspectives, which in turn color our judgment of what constitutes social justice.
She was saying, “we need to try to be objective”, and I responded, “no, we need to make our biases and subjectivities explicit”. She looked at me and said, “we’re saying the same thing”.
I beg to differ.
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As a teacher, participating in this type of research [Design based] gave me the opportunity to work toward solving challenging pedagogical issues in my classroom with collaborators who were experts in the field; it was fantastic professional develop…
Teachers and educators can use digital text and tools to enhance their pedagogical goals. I hope to share the many strategies I develop, or better yet, stumble upon to help us prepare our students as the world shifts from page to pixel. via Pocket
Recently, we discovered a feature of Google Drive that has changed how we prepare and access materials and resources for our students. As we attempt to make all curricula digital and thus make it available to all students, the idea of using PDFs was…
A few weeks ago, the Cultural Rhetorics Conference was held at Michigan State University. via Pocket
well of course I LOVE Kim Gallon and Jessica Marie Johnson projects. I loved Tamika Richardon's project that she shared at the AHA. I just reviewed Goin North Janneken's project with Charles Hardy and I love it. This project is fascinating …
Brits would rather be librarians than astronauts or movie stars https://t.co/PS0awTDLhB
Melb school lets kids choose when to learn, what to study http://t.co/VAGhGWBqp8 #vicpln #education #edchat #teachers
'I think as a society, we have to move away from an ATAR system.
'Defining a kid by a number and saying: "That's who you are." If you're an 80, you're better than someone who is a 70,' he says.