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ERIC Number: EJ944906
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Sep
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-1175-8708
"Feeling Lore": The "Problem" of Emotion in the Practice of Teaching
Wenger, Christy I.
English Teaching: Practice and Critique, v10 n3 p45-59 Sep 2011
This paper investigates the current dismissal of feeling from teaching and learning in the college composition classroom. Drawing on the teaching experiences and the concept of lore, it argues that the practices and pedagogies of composition studies continue to produce a division between reason and emotion, denying the body's epistemic potential. In order to revalue students' emoting bodies and to authorise felt knowledge, it argues that we should bring the liveable theory of embodied writing pedagogies to bear on the field of composition studies. These pedagogies offer instructors and students alternative ways of thinking and being in the writing classroom and beyond. (Contains 10 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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