“Critical Pedagogy” or, no, no, no, don’t stick to the status quo

TABLE 1 COMPLEX CRITICAL PEDAGOGY GROUP DEFINITION: Complex Critical Pedagogy (CP) comes from same place as Critical Race Theory in sociology and acknowledges intersectionality and difference.  Rooted in identity, and intersectionality, one’s position and interactions in the larger world are based on this identity. With that understanding, CP identifies intersectional identities and giving right resources […]

“Assessment” or, a Pedagogy of Possibility

After completing all the readings this week for GRAD 5114, there was one phrase from it all that continued to echo in my mind. “We believe in a pedagogy of possibility,” from Imagination First. Reading their examples of different “deaths” of imagination, such as when the little girl was discouraged by her father from being […]

“Anti-Teaching/Mindful Learning” or, psychometrically valid tips for being more mindful yourself!

After doing the readings for this week for Contemporary Pedagogy class, I knew exactly what I wanted to write about for this blog post. I wanted to do something a little different. Rather than just reflect on what the readings revealed to me about pedagogy, I wanted to offer an activity to my readers and […]

“Engaging the Imaginations of Digital Learners,” or, from teacher to peer learner

When I was in undergrad, on top of a full course load each semester because my major was Psychology and Pre-Med and I participated in the Honors program, I worked 30 hours per week–20 hours in the Bursar’s Office and 10 in the Tutoring Center. I started working in the Tutoring Center the summer after […]

“Networked Learning,” or rather, taking my first step.

As I was completing the reading for my Contemporary Pedagogy class, particularly the blog post “Twitter and blogs are not just add-ons to academic research, but a simple reflection of the passion underpinning it” (http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/2014/07/28/twitter-and-blogs-academic-public-sphere/) and the TEDx talk by Dr. Wesch (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SP7dbl0rJS0&feature =youtu.be), there were many thoughts that swirled through my head. I’m going […]

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