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ERIC Number: EJ1107715
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1358-684X
Fostering Childish Tendencies in Teacher Education and Young Adult Literature: The Problem of Teaching Ideas You Love
Lewkowich, David
Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, v21 n3 p278-287 2014
In teaching young adult literature in a teacher education programme at the undergraduate level, I pose the question of how I can best introduce my personal theoretical stances into the formal curriculum and syllabi, without unintentionally conveying such theories to my students as necessary postures. I first outline the theoretical underpinnings that inform my own work: which include psychoanalytic theory, ideas of fantasy and loss in reading experience, the concept of adolescence as a psychic and cultural relation, and the dynamics of forgetting in teacher education. In theorizing part of the process of learning to teach as the productive activation of a person's internal archive, I then describe the methodological choices I made while constructing my course in young adult literature, where, in reference to Lynda Barry's "One Hundred Demons", my students consider the ways to best approach their own adolescent "demons".
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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