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ERIC Number: EJ927804
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 46
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0161-7761
What Is and What Can Be: How a Liminal Position Can Change Learning and Teaching in Higher Education
Cook-Sather, Alison; Alter, Zanny
Anthropology & Education Quarterly, v42 n1 p37-53 Mar 2011
In this article we analyze what happens when undergraduate students are positioned as pedagogical consultants in a faculty development program. Drawing on their spoken and written perspectives, and using the classical anthropological concept of "liminality," we illustrate how these student consultants revise their relationships with their teachers and their responsibilities within their learning. These revisions have the potential to transform deep-seated societal understandings of education based on traditional hierarchies and teacher-student distinctions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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