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ERIC Number: EJ894368
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1052-4800
John's Big Moka: Student Resistance and Democratic Citizenship
Mihelich, John
Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, v19 n1 p37-61 2008
In a reflective essay about experiential learning in the classroom, the author discusses a spontaneous student protest movement and how embracing student resistance as engagement can enhance the learning experience and foster a critical pedagogy. Students in an anthropology class attempted to organize a boycott of a scheduled quiz and, in doing so, learned about political organization, leadership, and conflict through experience. More importantly, they gained insight about their own power as agents of change. The article concludes by encouraging others to pose opportunities for students to develop and practice their democratic civic skills by embracing organic and spontaneous learning and teaching moments.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A