ERIC Number: EJ862287
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
Playful Postmodernism: Building with Diversity in the Postmodern Classroom
Feldman, Nancy; Barron, Mary; Holliman, Diane Carol; Karliner, Shelley; Walker, Uta M.
Journal of Teaching in Social Work, v29 n2 p119-133 2009
The critical examination of language and the deconstruction of truth claims play an important role in how we build with diversity in our classrooms. We, as social work educators involved with playful postmodernism, recognize the significance of improvisation and playfulness in engaging the question: how is this examination and deconstruction done? We appreciate the value of improvisation in attending to process and allowing the messiness that building with diversity necessitates. Three classroom vignettes are provided to illustrate these concepts.
Descriptors: Social Work, Class Activities, Creative Activities, Postmodernism, Rhetorical Invention, Risk, Student Diversity, Educational Environment, Teaching Methods
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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