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ERIC Number: EJ1069637
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-May
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0313-5373
The Art of Loving in the Classroom: A Defence of Affective Pedagogy
Patience, Allan
Australian Journal of Teacher Education, v33 n2 Article 4 May 2008
This essay proposes a defence of a form of teaching eroded by what Sennet (2006) calls "the culture of the new capitalism". The term coined for the form under consideration here is "affective pedagogy." Affective pedagogy is evident in teachers who: (1) value a discipline (or disciplines) and their associated practices; (2) value imparting them to students; (3) challenge students' learning achievements while respecting their developing intellects; (4) assess students' academic progress transparently and constructively; (5) encourage students to move beyond their knowledge comfort zones; and (6) engage students in "dramatic friendship."
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Language: English
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