ERIC Number: EJ1138119
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
Using Critical and Post-Critical Pedagogies to Pick at the Seams of Patriarchy from "The Inside"
Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, v38 n3 p377-388 2017
This article explores the use of critical and post-critical pedagogies in a rural Australian high school for the purposes of unsettling life-limiting gender beliefs and practices. The paper problematises two examples whereby site-specific knowledges, curriculum dictates, media texts and critical pedagogies were enmeshed to create politically charged spaces for re-seeing, re-thinking and re-doing gender. The first example involves a unit of work in which students were required to critically analyse and evaluate a well-known Australian documentary film for the particular version of hypermasculinity that it was valorising. The second example involves the collaborative critiquing of a well-known local text. At the conclusion of the paper, I turn a critically reflexive eye upon myself as a way of considering the ethics and issues for educators of challenging power asymmetries from "the inside". It is at this point that I discover it is possibly I who have been disrupted most of all.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Schools, High Schools, Films, Criticism, Documentaries, Masculinity, Ethics, Power Structure, Media Literacy, Gender Bias, Violence, Rural Areas, Critical Thinking, Reflection, Student Attitudes
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia