ERIC Number: EJ897454
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-May
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
Changing Course: Locating Third Space in a College Classroom
Johnston, Jennifer A.
Journal of Faculty Development, v23 n2 p30-34 May 2009
The author reflects on her experience teaching undergraduate children's literature over several semesters and the impact of her action research study on her teaching. Using theoretical concepts of Third Space (Bhabha, 1994; Soja, 1996), the author examines the evolution of her philosophy of education and classroom practice. The author determines that students and teacher can co-construct the curriculum while still adhering to the institutionally approved course objectives. The importance of hybrid dialogues in creating a re-imagined classroom is described, as well as strategies to improve classroom discussions, activities and student assessments.
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Undergraduate Study, College Faculty, Action Research, Context Effect, Teaching Methods, Educational Philosophy, Classroom Environment, Physical Environment, Teacher Student Relationship, Power Structure, Educational Change
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Education Level: Higher Education
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