Critical Pedagogy
87 articles
Practice and Performance: Teaching Urban Literature at the Less than Liberal Arts
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Aisha Damali Lockridge
“Literature can be our teacher as well as our object of investigation” —Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak To say that being the only African American woman professor at a small, liberal arts college in the
The Political Power of Play
Critical Pedagogy
Adeline Koh
This peer-reviewed article was simultaneously prepared as a keynote address for Re:Humanities 2014, a peer-reviewed undergraduate digital humanities conference held by the TriCollege Digital Humanities Initiative (Haverford, Bryn Mawr and Swarthmore). The
Correctional Pedagogy: Prison Reform and Life-or-Death Learning
Critical Pedagogy
Joe Stommel
Education cannot just be filling an empty brain, but must be as Paulo Freire says in Pedagogy of the Oppressed, “the means by which men and women deal critically and creatively with reality
Breaking Binary: Facebook and Teachable Moments
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Sean Hackney
I was in my car, pulling into the driveway after picking up some takeout. The radio was tuned to NPR, but I wasn’t paying that close of attention. I was exhausted after
Culture, Education, and Difference: Negotiating a Pedagogy of Shared Experience
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Alexander Hernandez · Deborah Seltzer-Kelly
“To the naked eye, I may seem normal just like another student or individual; however, behind the mask, I am constantly reminded that I am different from everybody else. I am not sure
An Encounter with Pedagogical (H)alterity
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Eric Detweiler
I am stuck with the following story — not only with it, but by it. My decision to articulate it is always marked by haltings and hesitations, whether I’m inscribing it here or
On Being a Double Agent
Laura Witherington
When I was in graduate school working on my Ph.D. in English, I spent quite a few hours in the TA office, an expansive room in the basement of the English building,
Cracking Open the Curriculum
Critical Pedagogy
Adam Heidebrink-Bruno
“‘I hate it when you talk like this . . .’ ‘I merely observe that this is a quantum Universe and, as such, what happens is neither random nor determined. There are potentialities and any third
Confessions of a Subversive Student
Critical Pedagogy
Leif Nelson
My relationship with education has always been a kind of dissonant harmony. I have always loved learning, yet I have always felt like a rogue in the regimented institutions of homogenization. Today, the
We May Need to Amputate: MOOCs, Resistance, #FutureEd
Sean Michael Morris
The ability or inability of a group or culture to progress is in direct relationship to the proliferation of aphorism within it. General statements of fact and abbreviations of great wisdom are misleading
Intersectionality in the Classroom: My Experience Teaching at the Crossroads of Ethnicity and Gender
Academic Labor
Barbara Salera
I may have created a racist. I am an adjunct instructor at a large, public university in a rural area of the country. Given the media attention surrounding the death of Margaret Mary
The Pleasures, the Perils, and the Pursuit of Pedagogical Intimacy
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Danielle Paradis
Intimacy lacks a satisfying definition. It is, according to the New American Oxford Dictionary, “a close familiarity of friendship; a private atmosphere; or an intimate act (especially sex).” To be intimate with someone
An Open Letter to My Students
Critical Pedagogy
Kris Shaffer
The following is a letter to my first- and second-year music theory and aural skills students at The University of Colorado–Boulder. This is my second semester at CU, and the music students
Listening for Student Voices
Critical Pedagogy
Chris Friend · Sean Michael Morris
Teachers don’t teach; instructors don’t really instruct. The lecture-based course fell out of favor years ago, and we know today to bring front and center the role students play
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