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ERIC Number: EJ1054058
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1183-1189
Eating as if It Really Matters: Teaching the Pedagogy of Food in the Age of Globalization
Sumner, Jennifer
Brock Education: A Journal of Educational Research and Practice, v22 n2 p41-55 Spr 2013
To survive, we need to eat. And yet eating is much more than just ingesting fuel to keep our bodies going. Besides being a source of sustenance, food is a cause for celebration, an inducement to temptation, a weapon for wielding power, an indicator of well-being, a catalyst for change, and a vehicle for learning. In the age of globalization, these characteristics are magnified and obscured--magnified by the complexities of globalization and obscured by the powerful interests that drive this process forward. Within this global context, this paper describes the development and teaching of an adult education course called "The Pedagogy of Food." Born out of the recent upsurge in interest in food-related issues, the course focused on eating as a pedagogical act, and invited students to become part of the global dialogue on food.
Brock University Faculty of Educatino. 500 Glenridge Avenue, Saint Catharines, ON, L2S 3A1 Canada. Tel: 905-688-5550 ext. 3733; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada (Toronto)
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