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ERIC Number: EJ920713
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 8
ISSN: ISSN-0882-4843
"That's when It Hit Home": Creating Interactive, Collective, and Transformative Learning Experiences through the Traveling Classroom
Gengler, Amanda Marie
Feminist Teacher: A Journal of the Practices, Theories, and Scholarship of Feminist Teaching, v20 n3 p249-257 2010
Travel is a powerful pedagogical tool for critical and feminist teachers, as it leads to learning that is uniquely interactive, collective, and transformative. It places students in immersive contact with real-world realities, which the teachers strive to help them see, come to terms with, and connect to the positionality of their own lived experiences. This reflective pedagogy is firmly rooted in the traditions of Paulo Friere and bell hooks, who urge teachers to acknowledge their students' selves as a valuable resource in the learning process and to bring their own selves into that process as well. In this article, the author describes an interdisciplinary travel course for students that she developed with Peter Green, a colleague in the psychology department at Barton College. Their goal was to explore issues of identity, inequality, inter-group relations, and social change through an intersectional and interdisciplinary lens while engaging students in hands-on qualitative research. (Contains 3 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Alabama