The work of teaching is hard. And much of the work is unexamined, exactly because the work is so precarious—because many teachers are not given the space or the support they need to improvise and experiment in their classes.
“The tenacity of / writing’s thickness, like the body’s / flesh, is /
ineradicable, yet mortal” (87).
~ Charles Bernstein, “Artifice of Absorption”
Critical analysis is visceral. When I write it, the tips of my
MOOCs and Critical Pedagogy are not obvious bedfellows. The hype around MOOCs has centered mostly on a brand of sage on the stage courseware at direct odds with Critical Pedagogy’s emphasis on learner agency.