Category Archives: Critical pedagogy

Farewell to #hpj101

Over the last few days I’ve been participating in a short course in collaborative peer editing run by Hybrid Pedagogy. It’s been a wonderful, hectic, emotional, tiring few days and I am so much the richer for the experience. I … Continue reading

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Sapere Aude

In 1784 Kant asked a question: What is Enlightenment? His answer was that it was having the courage to use one’s own reason: Sapere Aude –  dare to be wise. In order for this to happen, he said, we must be free … Continue reading

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The pedagogical is always political

I grew up hearing the feminist mantra that “the personal is political” (I always misquote that, and add an “always”, maybe because I believe it needs to be emphasised). It means different things to different people, but to me it … Continue reading

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Posh white boys

There’s a common assumption that there is a gender bias in STEM subjects in HE, but a recent study released in Science has discovered that this is not  actually the real story, and that actually philosophy is among the five subjects with the … Continue reading

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Satisfying students

(I began writing this post before I saw the amended title for this week’s #moocmooc) Here in the UK we care about our HE students – no, we really do – we ask them to respond to surveys and publish … Continue reading

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Walk this way

Critical pedagogy, it is suggested, is an approach that shows, rather than tells.  In a similar vein, Wittgenstein tells us don’t think, but look!1 So am I walking the way I want to walk?  Are students really  well advised to … Continue reading

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