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ERIC Number: EJ854395
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Sep
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1740-5866
Developing a Pedagogy of Critical Hope
Canaan, Joyce
LATISS: Learning and Teaching in the Social Sciences, v2 n3 p159-174 Sep 2005
This article explores how far it is possible to develop a pedagogy of critical hope in the current neo-liberal, marketized climate of higher education. It first considers relevant insights from the works of Gramsci, Freire and the literature on academic literacies and then shows how I have begun to apply these insights through teaching social theory to "widening-participation" students and how students have responded to my efforts. The article concludes by suggesting that a pedagogy of critical hope can be partly realized in higher education today if lecturers demonstrate the relevance of the topic being studied to students' lives and integrate academic literacy into their teaching.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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