ERIC Number: EJ1077235
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
The Yoga of Critical Discourse
Hyde, Andrea M.
Journal of Transformative Education, v11 n2 p114-126 Apr 2013
This article offers a comparative self-reflection on two seemingly disparate teaching practices: hatha yoga and critical social theories of education. As some have already discovered, the two enacted fields share many core principles and practices; deal with strikingly similar content; and are primarily self-reflective. As an instructor/facilitator of each, I find myself teaching "practices" and enacting "teaching" practices that are critical transformative. In this article, I explain how I use contemplative practices in my teaching about contentious issues. In particular, I recognize how the "adjustments" that I make and the "home practice" that I assign in teaching philosophy of education, for example, parallels those I use in teaching hatha yoga. Finally, I describe how my teaching enacts a yogic philosophy, making it a specific ethical practice.
Descriptors: Reflection, Social Theories, Educational Theories, Metacognition, Physical Activities, Transformative Learning, Educational Philosophy, Ethics, Personal Narratives, College Faculty, College Students, Preservice Teacher Education, Foundations of Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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