Teaching With Tenderness PDF
It is an amazing Education book written by Becky Thompson and published by University of Illinois Press. This book was released on 03 August 2017 with total pages 176. Read book in PDF, EPUB and Kindle directly from your devices anywhere anytime. Click Download button to get Teaching with Tenderness book now. This site is like a library, Use search box to get ebook that you want.
- Author : Becky Thompson
- Release Date : 03 August 2017
- Publisher : University of Illinois Press
- Genre : Education
- Pages : 176
- ISBN 13 : 025204116X
- Total Download : 104
- File Size : 49,9 Mb
Teaching with Tenderness PDF Summary
Imagine a classroom that explores the twinned ideas of embodied teaching and a pedagogy of tenderness. Becky Thompson envisions such a curriculum--and a way of being--that promises to bring about a sea change in education. Teaching with Tenderness follows in the tradition of bell hooks's Teaching to Transgress and Paulo Freire's Pedagogy of the Oppressed, inviting us to draw upon contemplative practices (yoga, meditation, free writing, mindfulness, ritual) to keep our hearts open as we reckon with multiple injustices. Teaching with tenderness makes room for emotion, offer a witness for experiences people have buried, welcomes silence, breath and movement, and sees justice as key to our survival. It allows us to rethink our relationship to grading, office hours, desks, and faculty meetings, sees paradox as a constant companion, moves us beyond binaries; and praises self and community care. Tenderness examines contemporary challenges to teaching about race, gender, class, nationality, sexuality, religion, and other hierarchies. It examines the ethical, emotional, political, and spiritual challenges of teaching power-laden, charged issues and the consequences of shifting power relations in the classroom and in the community. Attention to current contributions in the areas of contemplative practices, trauma theory, multiracial feminist pedagogy, and activism enable us to envision steps toward a pedagogy of liberation. The book encourages active engagement and makes room for self-reflective learning, teaching, and scholarship.