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ERIC Number: EJ1021630
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1468-1366
"I Just Have to Tell You": Pedagogical Encounters into the Emotional Terrain of Learning
Tarc, Aparna Mishra
Pedagogy, Culture and Society, v21 n3 p383-402 2013
Student engagements with difficult knowledge can produce strange effects. When learning from traumatic human histories students can become personally confronted by unthinkable knowledge of the other's existence. My inquiry situates itself in the emotional space of student disclosure that references particular conflicts with learning from representations of the other's unthinkable lived experience used in my classroom. I discuss the pedagogical and ethical problems and challenges faced by lecturers such as myself who engage students' personal disclosures as a resource for learning. I find that psychoanalytic constructs, with its accompanying practices of interpretation, can support teachers to produce from and with their students' personal disclosures profound insights for learning and new knowledge for pedagogical theory and practice.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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