ERIC Number: EJ1056140
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 53
Being "Lazy" and Slowing Down: Toward Decolonizing Time, Our Body, and Pedagogy
Shahjahan, Riyad A.
Educational Philosophy and Theory, v47 n5 p488-501 2015
In recent years, scholars have critiqued norms of neoliberal higher education (HE) by calling for embodied and anti-oppressive teaching and learning. Implicit in these accounts, but lacking elaboration, is a concern with reformulating the notion of "time" and temporalities of academic life. Employing a coloniality perspective, this article argues that in order to reconnect our minds to our bodies and center embodied pedagogy in the classroom, we should disrupt Eurocentric notions of time that colonize our academic lives. I show how this entails slowing down and "being lazy."
Descriptors: Criticism, Neoliberalism, Educational Policy, Higher Education, Teaching Methods, Time Perspective, Educational Philosophy, Human Body, Self Concept, Productivity, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes
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Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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