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Title:Corporal punishment and the pain provoked by the community of enquiry pedagogy in the university classroom
Author:Murris, KarinISNI
Periodical:Africa Education Review (ISSN 1753-5921)
Geographic term:South Africa
Subjects:teacher education
corporal punishment
External link:https://doi.org/10.1080/18146627.2014.927158
Abstract:Education for transformation and social justice calls for critical, reflective, imaginative and independent thinkers with enquiring minds and a strong sense of curiosity - the ends and means of what Jonathan Jansen calls a 'pedagogy to disrupt' and Gert Biesta a 'pedagogy of interruption'. For this reason, the author introduced an innovative pedagogy in some of her courses at the School of Education, University of the Witwatersrand, in Johannesburg, South Africa - the internationally established 'community of enquiry' pedagogy. She reports on how in an Ethics course the pedagogy opened up a space for undergraduate students to disclose their own experiences of corporal punishment in the schools where they were placed for teaching practice. The pedagogy made room for a critical incident to emerge that was painful for both tutors and students, but, as the author argues, crucial for participation, inclusion and the demands of open-mindedness, critical thinking and also solidarity required in a deliberative democracy. Bibliogr., notes. [Journal abstract]