Pedagogy
46 articles
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.
But You Can’t Do That in a STEM course!
Critical Digital Pedagogy CFP
When we stop judging students they stop judging and censoring themselves. They begin to actually learn. Even in a STEM class.
Tech, Agency, Voice (On Not Teaching)
critical digital pedagogy
To use technology in support of student agency & voice, start by not teaching. Then stop trying to “manage” learning. Set them loose and watch them shine.
13 min read
The Safety Paradox
Learners
Two news stories at the beginning of the 2016 fall semester reignited an ongoing debate about the importance of safety in higher education. The first was a letter sent to incoming students at
Are Apps Becoming the New Worksheet?
Digital Literacy
My daughter loves school. She used to line up her stuffed animals in rows and “teach” them for hours on end. When she got a special new doll for her 7th birthday named
Gifts of the Moment: Learning to Listen and Respond through Improvisation
Community
For a class discussion to be student-centered, teachers must cede control, and teachers must listen. For many reasons though, these tasks prove difficult. Teachers often do not want to cede control during a
11 min read
Questioning Learning
critical digital pedagogy
You can also view a full transcript of this episode. In episode nine, I spoke with Janine DeBaise about her style of responsive teaching. It’s her answer to the idea of “best
Making Disability Part of the Conversation: Combatting Inaccessible Spaces and Logics
Accessibility
In a string of recent education articles, researchers have praised the benefits of hand-written notes and instructors have forbidden computers from classrooms. Frustrated with her student’s technological fixation, Associate Professor Carol E.
5 min read
Using a Compass without a Map: The Journey of a Mother-Educator
Learners
Orienting Inquiry and Process We shape our lives at the intersection and interstices of choice and chance. Subject to the vicissitudes of chance, we must ask ourselves what choices we can make that
Risk Taking is a Form of Playing it Safe
Composition
We like to talk about risk. We talk about the virtues of taking risks, we tell each other to take risks, we tell each other to tell our students to take risks, and,
10 min read
Responsive Teaching
Collaboration
You can also view a full transcript of this episode. Let’s talk about our expectations for students and what we think they are—and should be—capable of. There’s been a
Notes Toward a Values-Driven Framework for Digital Humanities Pedagogy
Digital Humanities
There was a definite buzz in the room on an otherwise ordinary Friday morning. Faculty, administrators, librarians, and educational technologists had gathered to hear future plans for our university’s classrooms. A communication
Welding and the Meaning of Life
Critical Pedagogy
I find myself angry a lot lately, frequently at the charges of irrelevance leveled against my discipline of philosophy and liberal arts in general. These charges argue not just that philosophy is irrelevant.
7 min read
Teaching as Troubleshooting: What I Learned About Digital Pedagogy Behind the Wheel of a Beet Truck
Digital Pedagogy
4:13AM. Sunrise was still hours away. My hands throttled the oversized steering wheel in front of me. My gaze was fixed out on the dark road ahead, too afraid to even blink.
13 min read
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