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ERIC Number: EJ1177675
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1052-4800
The Stories We Tell: Critical Dialogue as Consciousness-Raising Pedagogy
Wray, Amanda
Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, v29 n1 p177-202 2018
This article introduces critical dialogue exercises, a pedagogical practice that links contemplation, rhetorical listening, and writing with directed storytelling in an effort to raise student consciousness about potentially oppressive histories embedded in our everyday language practices and to encourage social justice oriented discursive action. Drawing upon participant feedback collected over the past four years, the author presents five learning outcomes of this contemplative activity: broadened understanding of personal belief systems and values, heightened awareness about differently situated lived experiences, greater consciousness about personal bias or the making of assumption, increased feelings of comfort and belonging within the classroom, and greater likelihood of personal activism.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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