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ERIC Number: EJ1154212
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1356-2517
Politicising the "Personal": The Resistant Potential of Creative Pedagogies in Teaching and Learning "Sensitive" Issues
Pilcher, Katy
Teaching in Higher Education, v22 n8 p975-990 2017
Drawing upon student narratives gleaned through qualitative interviews, this paper argues that teaching and learning "sensitive" issues surrounding gender and sexualities through "creative" pedagogies can be a mode of resistance against the reproduction of problematic social discourses, and to the negative impacts of neoliberalism on student's learning within higher education. The findings point to the importance of speaking about sensitive issues; the value of creative approaches for enhancing learning; and that together these can enable students to articulate an agenda for social change. Students saw the "personal as political"--of sharing personal journeys around sensitive issues as important. They further spoke of "apathy" in an neoliberal era of student "consumers" and how this could curtail "creative" teaching and jeopardise learning. Overall, it is argued that creative approaches to teaching and learning sensitive issues can invoke a resistant potentiality which exposes the 'hidden injuries' (Gill, 2010) of the neoliberal university.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom
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