Ive been reading Elizabeth Ellsworths article Why doesnt this feel empowering? Working through the repressive myths of critical pedagogy. This paper is about Ellsworths experiences teaching a course called Media and Anti-Racist Pedagogies in 1988 at UW-Madison. Ellsworth says, about the role of dialogue in critical education, Through dialogue, a classroom can be made into … Continue reading

# Tag Archives: critical pedagogy

# Courses as Maps or Incendiary Devices

When I was an undergraduate and a graduate student, I used to hate taking classes. Classes were generally mind-numbingly boring. When I was doing graduate coursework, I played a game of hangman during class in which I got to put in a new body part every time a certain number of minutes passed. It wasnt … Continue reading

# Liberation Math

In a few weeks, I will start teaching a course at Lesley University called Liberation Mathematics, and I want all of you to come along. Liberation Math will e research collective as much as it is an actual class. Well be using critical pedagogy and a method of feminist research called memory-work to study the … Continue reading

# Disrupting Shame in Mathematics

Once we can see that shame is causing problems with mathematics in ourselves or in others, what can we do about it? How can teachers, parents, and those experiencing shame disrupt that shame and claim power through mathematics? Continue reading