Praxis

Pedagogy is praxis, the intersection between the philosophy and practice of teaching

Praxis

Pedagogy is praxis, the intersection between the philosophy and practice of teaching. It involves reflecting on and actively investigating the work of teaching and learning. In this track, we will explore philosophies of teaching, our own and others. We will think specifically about the ways our pedagogies are reflected in the specific choices we make as teachers. We will discuss and experiment with various technological tools from the chalkboard to moveable chairs, computers, mobile devices, social media platforms, and learning management systems. Individual sessions and workshops will focus on teaching philosophies, discernment practices for using digital tools in courses, emergent learning, digital composition, and discussions of the impact of the digital on traditional and critical pedagogies.

We recommend reading these ahead of time:

  • Paulo Freire, Pedagogy of the Oppressed: Chapter 2
  • bell hooks, Teaching to Transgress: Chapter 1
  • Seymour Papert, The Children’s Machine: Chapter 4

These are useful to specific conversations we’ll have during the week: