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Leela Fernandes, 2003, p. 19

“Students’ resistance to things they deem too abstract and theoretical is not merely a reaction to theories that seem too elitist or overly complex. Rather, I have found that such resistances often represent a fear of having to engage in the arduous and often painful process of self-transformation. Utopias are inconvenient because they necessitate deep-seated …

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Reflection on the Reflexive Papers from Week Two

Valuing Mental Sphere Question of “soul” or “holistic” human being What is knowledge? Does social reality affect the way we receive, create and disseminate knowledge? What does “need” look like? Whose need? Historical materialism Modernity Perspectives on resistances Assimilation: Good or Bad? Critical Pedagogy — Science & Math — Student Development Can we creation a …

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Reflexive Paper: Week Three

REFLEXIVE PAPER: WEEK THREE HGED 615C: Reflexive Paper Week Three Iowa State University January 31, 2008 Summarization Relational power is a dynamic interactional construct between people. Understanding how power is distributed is key to being successful within the realm of education. People are categorized to create a hierarchal social system. Categories or classifications of people …

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Reflexive Paper: Week Two

REFLEXIVE PAPER: WEEK TWO HGED 615C: Reflexive Paper Week Two Laura Bestler-WilcoxIowa State University January 24, 2008 Summarization · Assimilating individuals to regurgitate information does not mean it is knowledge learned. It is instead an egotistical way to promote the facilitator’s personal viewpoint. · Giving students an authentic voice in the learning process. · Educators …

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Proposal for Reflexive Papers

Dear Dr. Osei-Kofi and Dr. Shahjahan, I would like to propose the utilization of this blog as the way in which I may submit my “HGED 615C Reflexive Papers” for class each week. Freire (2003) stated, “In problem-posing education people develop their power to perceive critically the way they exist in the world with which …

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Outline for Reflexive Entries

Page 1: Summarize your understanding of the readings in bullet form. What are the key points/arguments being made by the authors as a group (while you can highlight individual perspectives, your focus should be on the inter-textual reading of the materials)? Page 2: In paragraph form reflect how the issues raised by the authors presently …

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Reflection Questions

Who Am I?Who Decides?How Do I Resist?Who has Power?Who has Agency?Who has Voice?Who is Listening?Whose knowing is Knowledge?What Does History Teach Us?What is Dissent?

First Post

Okay, so this is my first official post. It has been a pretty long few weeks. I only wish that I would know what is happening with my job soon… I also get the opportunity to re-edit my paper for one of my Ph.D. classes. I am lucky that I have that chance. It should …

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