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Jorgen Sundberg (@JorgenSundberg)
05/07/2012 22:50
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TimesHigherEducation (@timeshighered)
06/07/2012 15:49
Cogitate, don’t regurgitate by George MacDonald Ross


On Pedagogical Manipulation

April 09, 2012 07:51 AM Filed in: Hybridity
by Pete Rorabaugh and Jesse StommelEncouraging learning is an act of subtle manipulation. When we enter a classroom, we’re stepping onto a stage. This is true no matter how student-centered our classroom is, because our students are also stepping onto a stage (or into an audience). Even in the most open learning environments, we all play roles: the teacher, the student, the devil’s advocate, the reporter, the questioner, the dictator, the grader, the teacher’s pet. It’s in the careful modulation of these roles that we can actively control a learning environment. [Jesse writes this last sentence fully aware that his co-author and much of his audience will balk at the word “control.”] This issue of control is a delicate one, because the work we do in classrooms (as both teachers and students) depends on a very deliberate attention to how we manage the space and how we express ourselves within it. The work we do in classrooms depends on us finding a careful balance between asserting control and ceding it.

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2/10/12 1:04 AM
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TimesHigherEducation (@timeshighered)
13/06/2011 13:01
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