|A Salute to ‘Pedagogy as Encounter: Beyond the Teaching Imperative’
“Pedagogy as Encounter” is an honest, innovative, erudite, and profoundly student-centered work, says Joel Dinerstein.
Author Naeem Inayatullah embraces the range of human behavior in the classroom, including emotions, discomfort, paradox, and spirituality. His method rejects all kinds of political correctness in favor of the openness of each student’s encounter with professor, text, and group.
He declares the teacher an imperialist by definition and suggests that any understanding of pedagogy must begin with such an admission. He then begins by deconstructing his own learning and examples from his family life. Nearly all the anecdotes are compelling, with the occasional helpful modest admission such as, “We never really know what sticks or why, do we?”
Read Dinerstein’s review of Naeem Inayatullah’s “Pedagogy as Encounter: Beyond the Teaching Imperative” on The Edge.
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