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 and in which they find themselves; they come to see the world not as a static reality, but as a reality in process, in transformation” (p. 84).
This blog will provide me a way to exist to you both as faculty members. It will give the opportunity for comments through these online interactions, direct links to references and specific information. I will learn from the course experience, rather than just about it by transitioning the information into an online dialogue (Luhmann, 1998, p. 60). Needless to say, it will also be a way in which to save paper and help the environment on a local level.
If you would allow me to utilize this format, I will start this week posting the blog prior to class on Thursday, January 24, 2008.
Thank you for taking this under consideration.
Freire P. (2003). Pedagogy of the oppressed (M. Bergman Ramos, Trans., pp. 71-86). New York: Continuum. (Originally published in 1970).
Luhmann, S. (1998). Queering/querying pedagogy? Or, Pedagogy is a pretty queer thing. In W.F. Pinae (Ed.), Queer theory in education (pp. 141-155). Mahwah, NJ.