… all pedagogy is military pedagogy to the extent knowledge and education are used as weapons. The scene in the film ‘A Few Good Men’ gives a great insight into the culture of ‘toughness’ within military academy. Nicholson – “You cant handle the truth” – makes the case for a particular form of enculturation to develop…… Continue reading Is all Pedagogy Military Pedagogy?
I taught a session that focussed upon an introduction to Critical Pedagogy. Stimulated I came back and had a read of Kincheloe among others. There is a lot in what he says – that speaks to our current tropes. I am located in Australia and often I hear mention of school education in Asia being spoken…… Continue reading The Othering of non-western pedagogical practices
Image Source (http://www.wikiwand.com/pt/Paulo_Freire) Its 30 years today since I encountered, discussed and applied Freire in my teaching practice. In this period I have experimented with method, I have been in leadership positions arguing for Criticality and the Transformative in the design of learning events. I have in this same period seen the rise of the…… Continue reading Critical Pedagogy
I listen to this Podcast channel – http://teachinginhighered.com/episodes/ – on my phone. I think it makes me ambivalent about hanging on to old ways. It also makes me more experimental in the ways I set up learning events for students. After all I am mainly a teacher. And the “Learning Event” is key! I also listen to…… Continue reading L&T Podcasts
Another project I have been doggedly pursuing is that of Cultural Amplification. Positioned as I am within a discipline of cultural production – meaning making and making objects with meaning – I can extend the rubber band to a longish twang. Along the way I have found allies who came along for the ride or…… Continue reading The Cultural Amplification Project
I am an educator in a context where ‘information’ access is pervasive – and students can find uniquely inspiring ways of learning and acquiring knowledge. In this blog I have in the past touched upon notions of ‘the end of college’ and the change that is upon us. I have set up the opposition between content and…… Continue reading About Connectivism