Troubling Knowledges and Difficult Pedagogical Moments for Students Learning

Quaid, Sheila and Williams, Helen (2021) Troubling Knowledges and Difficult Pedagogical Moments for Students Learning. In: 3 Rivers 21 Three Rivers Conference, 25 Jun 2021, University of Sunderland. (Unpublished)

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It is expected that our learning and teaching settings in HE will foreground critical thought, allowing students to consider the world in new and/or different ways. As HE professional educators in Social Sciences, we teach a curriculum which foregrounds inequalities. This includes differences of race, gender, disability and sexuality, underpinned by global approaches. In this paper presentation we address the difficult pedagogical moments faced by lecturers and the discomforting pedagogies experienced by the students. Tensions arise when our theoretical explanations for inequalities and power differentials clash with the students’ existing knowledge of the social world. These difficult moments produce struggle for the student who is learning and experiences troubling concepts.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Education > Higher Education
Social Sciences > Sociology
Social Sciences > Working with Young People
Divisions: Centre for Pedagogy
Depositing User: Sheila Quaid
Date Deposited: 05 May 2021 10:34
Last Modified: 05 May 2021 10:45
ORCID for Sheila Quaid: ORCID iD
ORCID for Helen Williams: ORCID iD

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