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 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.

Laura Bestler-Wilcox

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.