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ERIC Number: EJ820263
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 18
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 25
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0882-4843
Full-Contact Pedagogy: Lecturing with Questions and Student-Centered Assignments as Methods for Inciting Self-Reflexivity for Faculty and Students
Crawley, Sara L.
Feminist Teacher: A Journal of the Practices, Theories, and Scholarship of Feminist Teaching, v19 n1 p13-30 2008
For this essay, the author takes as an organizing premise Jodi O'Brien and Judith A. Howard's notion of responsible authority--that "teaching is a value-based activity" in which educators should be striving to engage students in academic pursuits in order to create a moral citizenry. That is, educators need to acknowledge that they wield the power of the academy and that they each engage their scholarship with passion and commitment. To do so responsibly and effectively, they must be reflexive about their pedagogical goals and techniques. The author agrees with O'Brien and Howard's argument for a reflexive and responsible pedagogy and argues that educators' goal should be full contact with students. She also agrees with Adrienne Rich's argument that a critical piece in the educational equation is that students must claim their own educations. As such, educators' goal as teachers is to incite students to claim their own educations--to engage them so fully in the given discipline educators are teaching that they can claim it as a scholar would. The question is: how? In this essay, the author outlines two student-centered techniques: (1) a presentation technique she calls "lecturing with questions"; and (2) a style of student-centered final assignment that asks students to replicate authentic tools of the field of study while putting their own lives in the assignment. (Contains 2 notes.) ["Full-Contact Pedagogy: Lecturing with Questions and Student-Centered Assignments as Methods for Inciting Self-Reflexivity for Faculty and Students" was written with Heather Curry, Julie Dumois-Sands, Chelsea Tanner, and Cyrana Wyker.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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