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Paper Proposal

Dana's picture

Last paper I wrote about how scientific education can be empowering or disempowering. This paper I wish to focus instead on what I have learned from my field notes. Looking at my field notes I find that I focus a lot on student to student interactions, and how the teachers can enhance or disrupt these interactions. I want to go through my field notes with a fine comb and talk about some of the different interactions that I have witnessed between students that teachers perhaps should have disrupted (fighting, mean words) or should not have disrupted (bonding, playing) and the compare those to experiences enhanced by teachers (sharing circle, snack and story, playing).

I'm not sure what resources to use, perhaps the papers we are going to read about the importance of play for ill children?


alesnick's picture

To enhance or disrupt?  I wonder if there are other options?  What do these moves have to do with being an empowering learner?  What do you think you could draw on theoretically to explore this? If ther isn't a lot, I suggest you consider a topic that connects more readily, maybe one that de-centers teachers all together!  Glad to talk about this.