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ERIC Number: EJ1116577
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1076-0180
Risky Epistemology: Connecting with Others and Dissonance in Community-Based Research
Giles, Hollyce C.
Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning, v20 n2 p65-78 Spr 2014
Connecting with others and experiences of dissonance are two factors identified as central to transformative learning in engaged teaching and research (Kiely, 2005). At the same time, these ways of knowing are unpredictable and come with the risk of actually disrupting rather than enhancing learning. This article reports the findings of a mixed method ethnographic study exploring the impact of connecting with others and experiences of dissonance on students' learning in four undergraduate research methods courses with conflict-oriented community-based research (CBR) projects as the primary pedagogy. The article considers the implications of the findings for crafting the role of the professor and the pedagogy of conflict-oriented CBR courses in ways likely to minimize students' experiences of alienating dissonance and enhance learning for students with diverse political perspectives.
Edward Ginsberg Center for Community Service and Learning, University of Michigan. 1024 Hill Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-3310. Tel: 734-647-7402; Fax: 734-647-7464; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: North Carolina (Greensboro)
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