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bell hooks

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Olivia Memmer

on 13 November 2012

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bell hooks "teaching is a performative act...
that offers the space for change, invention, spontaneous shifts,
that can serve as a catalyst drawing
out the unique elements in each classroom" BAsic Facts about bell hooks - Born in Hopkinsville, Kentucky in 1952
- Birth name was Gloria Watkins
- Named after her grandmother
- Written as "bell hooks" all lower case
- Came from a poor, working class family
- Attending an all-black school as a young girl
- Passion from African American teachers
- white teachers bell hook's philosophy more about bell hooks - Received her BA from Stanford University in 1973
- Received her MA from the University of Wisconsin in 1976
- Received her Ph. D. from the University of California (Santa Cruz) in 1983
- Now an English Professor at City College in New York - sees education as a practice of freedom
- argued for a progressive, holistic Education
- Heavily influenced by paulo freire
- literacy is essential!
- Media is the pedagogy of our times Teaching to Transgress:
Education as the Practice of Freedom - First work about education
- Very personal style
- Against rote learning
- Engaged pedagogy teaching community A pedagogy of hope - Sequel to Teaching to Transgress
- More in-depth on classroom community
- Everyone is equal
- No hierarchy
- Learn through different perspectives
- Collaboration Beliefs on schools today - Not engaging students
- Memorization and regurgitation
- Taught to do well on tests
- “By the time most students enter college classrooms, they have come to dread thinking.  Those students who do not dread thinking often come to classes assuming that thinking will not be necessary, that all they will need to do is consume information and regurgitate it at appropriate moments (hooks, 8).” What might a classroom that employs
engaged pedagogy look like? What kinds of activity might be taking place?
What are the roles of teacher and students?
Who controls what is learned? DISCUSSION Q1 DISCUSSION Q2 DISCUSSION Q3 Do you see any problems with her beliefs? Think back on your own education, k-12 and/or college:
1) Did it employ engaged pedagogy in any way?
2) Was it incompatible with engaged pedagogy in any way? bell hooks in today's classroom - collaboration among students
- teacher and students working as one
- students becoming more engaged and involved in lessons
- teacher is guide/friend, not authority figure introduction activity!!! Have you seen any of bell hooks
educational philosophies being used
in your own teaching experiences? How did our opening activity connect to
bell hooks teaching philosophy? philosophy of education based on the premise that each person finds identity, meaning, and purpose in life through connections to the community, to the natural world, and to humanitarian values such as compassion and peace HOLISTIC - Emphasis on learning by doing – hands-on projects, expeditionary learning, experiential learning
- Integrated curriculum focused on thematic units
- Integration of entrepreneurship in to education
- Strong emphasis on problem solving and critical thinking
- Group work and development of social skills
- Understanding and action as the goals of learning as opposed to rote knowledge
- Collaborative and cooperative learning projects
- Education for social responsibility and democracy
- Highly personalized education accounting for each individual's personal goals
- Integration of community service and service learning projects into the daily curriculum
- Selection of subject content by looking forward to ask what skills will be needed in future society
- De-emphasis on textbooks in favor of varied learning resources
- Emphasis on lifelong learning and social skills
- Assessment by evaluation of child’s projects and productions Progressive - Wrote about a book a year starting in 1981
- Believed in Holistic collaborative classroom
- Focused heavily in the classroom on literacy
- Teaching to Transgress” ‘It is imperative that we maintain hope even when the harshness of reality may suggest the opposite’ What does this mean to you? -Interview with Kelvin Shawn Sealey
-From book Film, Politics and Education
-Crash analogy View on Media
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