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ERIC Number: EJ1061156
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-1551-2169
Teaching the Arab World and the West … as an Arab in the West
Abboud, Samer
Journal of Political Science Education, v11 n2 p233-244 2015
How do the subjective experiences of faculty and students shape the classroom and the study of global politics? Can our subjective experiences support the pedagogical goal of developing critical thinking skills? In this article, I draw on my experiences teaching an undergraduate course called "The Arab World and the West" with respect to my own identity as a Canadian-born Arab and my academic commitment to fostering critical thinking skills among my students. I am particularly interested in reflecting on how the subjective experiences of faculty and students can provide space for personal reflection and collective inquiry, which in turn can serve to foster critical thinking skills. This model of engaged pedagogy encourages students to think of themselves and their peers as part of the story of global politics. Such engagement can help students think differently about global politics and human interactions and to see the value in subjective experiences as an object/subject of study in the classroom.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada