Higher Ed
33 posts
Pursuing Happiness Through Education
Higher Ed
If life inherently involves the pursuit of happiness, education should prepare students to face that overall challenge, not just the needs of a future job.
The Ultimate Life Experience: Preparing Students for the World Beyond the Classroom
Higher Ed
There needs to be a general reshaping of how college is viewed and how colleges act. There is an epidemic going on right now. Students invest a massive amount of funds and massive
Academic Labor
What does it take to access an education? I spoke with Robin DeRosa about this broad issue that affects the way we do things in our classrooms and schools.
Community-Focused Versus Market-Driven Education
Higher Ed
Public education is now transitioning from a system of educating citizens to a market for profit.  “Venture capitalists and for-profit firms are salivating over the exploding $788.7 billion market in K-12 education,
“College Readiness” versus “Ready for College”
Higher Ed
We have lots of definitions of “college readiness”; here are the ACT’s definitions [http://www.act.org/standard/] as well as the Common Core’s in Language Arts [http://www.corestandards.org/
Making and Breaking Domain of One’s Own: Rethinking the Web in Higher Ed
Digital Pedagogy
On Friday, 12 August 2016, Martha Burtis gave one of two closing keynotes at the Digital Pedagogy Lab Institute held at the University of Mary Washington. Below is the text of her talk;
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Learning Through Conversation
The Purpose of Education
“My teaching portfolio speaks of challenges and failures alongside successes, all woven into a narrative organically establishing who I am and why I do what I do.” —Martin Kutnowski [https://hybridpedagogy.org/candid-teaching-portfolio/
No Holes for Us Round Pegs: Why Adjunct Faculty Don’t Fit In
Academic Labor
In recent years the long hidden problem of the adjunct faculty has become widely recognized, as in a series of articles in Hybrid Pedagogy published in 2013 and a current CFP there, The
CFP: Preparing Graduate Teachers
Academic Labor
This is an open, ongoing call. You can read the articles already written in response [https://hybridpedagogy.org/tag/graduate-teachers-cfp/], or consider contributing your own [https://hybridpedagogy.org/write/]. The May 2016 #digped
Risk Taking is a Form of Playing it Safe
We [http://digitalcommons.csbsju.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1031&context=headwaters] like to talk [http://www.edutopia.org/blog/creating-space-for-risk-michael-thornton-cheryl-harris] about risk [https://iei.ncsu.edu/emerging-issues/ongoing-programs/generation-z/taking-action/teach-risk-taking/
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How Long Will Your Class Remain Yours? Academic Freedom and Control of the Classroom
Academic Labor
The late labor historian David Montgomery wrote famously about workers’ control in America [http://www.cambridge.org/us/academic/subjects/history/american-history-general-interest/workers-control-america-studies-history-work-technology-and-labor-struggles] during the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries. “At times the story
CFP: The Purpose of Education
Calls for Papers
Our advanced technological society is rapidly making objects of most of us and subtly programming us into conformity to the logic of its system. To the degree that this happens, we are also
On Beauty and Classroom Teaching
The “crisis in the humanities,” whether unprecedented and dire or perpetual and overblown, plays out as a controversy over how long people like me will have a job, and whether we’ll be
Redefining Service for the Digital Academic: Scholarship, Social Media, and Silos
Academic Labor
I appreciate the agility available to the digital academic, but there is something a bit fun-house about all of this to me.  Every day as part of my work as a college English