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Haphazard Beyond Pedagogy Explanation #3

To be as concise as possible, one of my biggest challenges in regards to educational reform is the language and method of discourse. Namely, our method of discourse has become diluted by words of half-meanings. We have locked ourselves into a standstill because of our over reliance on certain concepts and terminologies.

That being said, Beyond Pedagogy is a reading group comprised of educators and those with a vested interest in the field of education. We will not be reading standard education texts. We’re reading broadly but we’re reading purposefully. We’re discussing education but on other fields’ terms.

We’re inviting you to read these texts too. Where can such a “revolutionary ‘exodus’” take us? Let’s find out.

Beyond Pedagogy Meeting Dates (Updated 5/11)

2/28 – Fragments of an Anarchist Anthropology by David Graeber
3/20 – Spell of the Sensuous by David Abram
4/17 – Blank Slate by Steven Pinker -MEETING CANCELED – WILL RESCHEDULE ON 5/8
5/8 – Inventing Kindergarten by Norman Brosterman
6/5 – Thought Reform and the Psychology of Totalism by Jay Lifton
6/19 – Operating Manual For Spaceship Earth by Buckminster Fuller

7/3 –  Blank Slate by Steven Pinker -Meeting Rescheduled from 4/17

8/28 – Dialectics of Seeing by Susan Buck-Morse

9/4 – Beyond Pedagogy Debriefing

The meetings are all scheduled to run from 5-7 p.m. at the Mentor LA Offices located at 1035 S. Grand Ave., 2nd Floor Los Angeles, CA 90015. Please park in the lot on the corner of Grand and 11th.

All are welcome!

Alternate explanation found here and here.

Thanks to Fritz Haeg and the “Planet of the Humans” book club for the inspiration to form this group.

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  1. Leslie | September 4, 2008 at 6:41 pm | Permalink

    I went to a few of the Sundown Schoolhouse discussions last year. Would love to come to your group if you are continuing in Fall ,08 (think I met you, also!)

    Leslie

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