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ERIC Number: EJ1074327
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1492-6156
Moments with Jacques Rancière: Sketches from a Lived Pedagogical Experiment in an Elementary Science Classroom
Otoide, Lorraine; Alsop, Steve
Canadian Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education, v15 n3 p234-247 2015
The work of Jacques Rancière has become rather popular of late, with a series of high-profile advocates. In this article, we reflect on an elementary classroom and an experiment with pedagogy inspired by Rancière's (1991) text, The "Ignorant Schoolmaster." The authors discuss the text, outline a 20-lesson response that emerged from the study (focusing on reading-as-inquiry), and highlighting some of the possibilities, tensions, and ambiguities involved. The article concludes with discussion of how we sought to make sense of, and redistribute, our roles as science teacher-researchers by embracing teaching, will, and instability. We suggest becoming "ignorant schoolmasters," wandering beyond the "domain of the sensible," as we struggle to come to different terms with our political work.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 6; Intermediate Grades; Middle Schools
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada
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