Pedagogy
42 articles
Pursuing Happiness Through Education
Higher Ed
Pearce Durst
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
Karen Cangialosi
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
Chris Friend
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.
The Safety Paradox
Learners
Katheryn Wright
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
Lee Skallerup Bessette
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
Chris Kreiser
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
Making Disability Part of the Conversation: Combatting Inaccessible Spaces and Logics
Accessibility
Rick Godden · Anne-Marie Womack
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.
Using a Compass without a Map: The Journey of a Mother-Educator
Learners
Rachel Rosekind
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
Sam Hamilton
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,
Notes Toward a Values-Driven Framework for Digital Humanities Pedagogy
Digital Humanities
Seán McCarthy · Andrew Witmer
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
Nakia Pope
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.
Teaching as Troubleshooting: What I Learned About Digital Pedagogy Behind the Wheel of a Beet Truck
Digital Pedagogy
Dave Haeselin
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.
Challenging Our Pedagogy: Hybrid Pedagogy’s Editors’ Picks
Critical Pedagogy
Chris Friend
Pedagogy is a strange beast Many teachers first hear the word pedagogy when they enter graduate school. Until then, we are surrounded by it — we see it being modeled, enacted, and refined by
Creating An Empowering School Environment
Pedagogy
Michael Nantais
If high school teachers and students are allowed the freedom to make use of social media for teaching and learning, will the school culture benefit?  What would this mean for student-teacher relationships? How
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