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Critical Pedagogy, Critical Conversations: Expanding Dialogue about Critical Library Instruction through the Lens of Composition and Rhetoric – In the Library with the Lead Pipe
Yagelski’s work is one example of a more encouraging discourse about critical teaching. Drawing from the Zen concept of non-dualism, which contrasts dualist conceptions of the self, Yagelski (1999) offers an alternative to the “teacher-as-hero” narrative. While some critical pedagogy discourse may encourage teachers to identify strongly with their positions as teachers, and while such identification can to some extent be a source for meaningful teaching, Yagelski sees a need to remember that “good teaching is not about the teacher” (italics in the original text). Rather, teaching is foremost about students’ learning. Thus, “the teacher’s agenda must ultimately become secondary to the student’s needs even as the teacher’s identity remains a central part of the student’s education” (43). By embracing such a perspective, Yagelski believes that writing instructors might be better able to “avoid the dogmatism that characterizes too much of our scholarly and public discussions about teaching writing.” In so doing, “we accept the uncertainty that comes with acknowledging that we, the teachers, may not know exactly what is right for all our students all the time—or even most of them some of the time” (46).
authority  library  instruction  2017 
7 hours ago
Night at the Opera
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#DeltaGreen fans are launching a "living" campaign for online games. https://t.co/Rh93ie3v66

— Shane Ivey (@shaneivey) March 12, 2017

| http://twitter.com/shaneivey/status/841047148540112898
twitter  shaneivey 
15 days ago
Is Internet access a choice?
In the end what transpires is that what started as a sort of technological bribery (to borrow a concept from Lewis Mumford) – use this technology because it’s awesome and it will improve your life; ultimately turns into a sort of technological blackmail – use this technology or else you will be ostracized and left behind. Technology triumphs insofar as it can remake society in its image, and one of the things that Chaffetz’s comments, and the reaction to them, demonstrates is that the Internet has succeeded in such a remaking.
tech  work  digitalliteracy  2017  internet 
18 days ago
Why Facts Don’t Change Our Minds - The New Yorker
When it comes to new technologies, incomplete understanding is empowering.... If we—or our friends or the pundits on CNN—spent less time pontificating and more trying to work through the implications of policy proposals, we’d realize how clueless we are and moderate our views. This, they write, “may be the only form of thinking that will shatter the illusion of explanatory depth and change people’s attitudes.”
cognitivebias  psychology  2017 
5 weeks ago
In a remarkable interview, Kellyanne Conway’s spin about Mike Flynn crashes and burns - The Washington Post
As I’ve argued, the Trump White House has established — as an explicit, actionable doctrine — the goal of trying to obliterate the possibility of agreement on the news media’s legitimate institutional role in informing the citizenry, and even on facts and reality itself.
politics  usa  trump  fakenews  2017 
5 weeks ago
Activist or protester? | Surveillance Self-Defense
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First-time protestor today? Check out EFF on data security https://t.co/HuJB2afiZM and ACLU on your rights https://t.co/ZNWiZh8UBj

— Andromeda Yelton (@ThatAndromeda) January 29, 2017

| http://twitter.com/ThatAndromeda/status/825734568292515841
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8 weeks ago
Sign up for a free IFTTT account - IFTTT
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A big part of 'the problem' with men as feminists/'lefty' men: ego remains priority. What they do/say becomes their own point of reference.

— kirk (@krispstina) March 16, 2017

| http://twitter.com/krispstina/status/842387759671173120
twitter  krispstina 
9 weeks ago
Batman and the problem of constituent power | De Dicto
Ultimately, the division between Left- and Right-wing sensibilities turns on one’s attitude towards the imagination. For the Left, imagination, creativity, by extension production, the power to bring new things and new social arrangements into being, is always to be celebrated. It is the source of all real value in the world. For the Right, it is dangerous; ultimately, evil. The urge to create is also a destructive urge. This kind of sensibility was rife in the popular Freudianism of the day: where the Id was the motor of the psyche, but also amoral; if really unleashed, it would lead to an orgy of destruction. This is also what separates conservatives from fascists. Both agree that the imagination unleashed can only lead to violence and destruction. Conservatives wish to defend us against that possibility. Fascists wish to unleash it anyway. They aspire to be, as Hitler imagined himself, great artists painting with the minds, blood, and sinews of humanity.

This means that it’s not just the mayhem that becomes the reader’s guilty pleasure, but the very fact of having a fantasy life at all. And while it might seem odd to think any artistic genre is ultimately a warning about the dangers of the human imagination, it would certainly explain why, in the staid ’40s and ’50s, everyone did seem to feel there was something vaguely naughty about reading them. It also explains how in the ’60s it could all suddenly seem so harmless, allowing the advent of silly, campy TV superheroes like the Adam West Batman series, or Saturday morning Spiderman cartoons. If the message was that rebellious imagination was okay as long as it was kept out of politics, and simply confined to consumer choices (clothes, cars, accessories again), this had become a message that even executive producers could easily get behind.
comics  occupy  superheroes  batman  bane  politics  power  davidgraeber  2012 
9 weeks ago
A Plea for Responsible and Contextualized Reporting on User Security | technosociology
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As part of the cryptographic research community, I urge @guardian to retract their irresponsible Whatsapp articles: https://t.co/1irI0JFWwV

— isis agora lovecruft (@isislovecruft) January 20, 2017

| http://twitter.com/isislovecruft/status/822301992663990272
twitter  isislovecruft 
9 weeks ago
orbital operations books 2016
CENTRAL STATION, Lavie Tidhar
THE BLIZZARD, Vladimir Sorokin
THE SEA CAME IN AT MIDNIGHT, Steve Erickson
SUDDEN DEATH, Alvaro Enrigue
THE DELIRIUM BRIEF, Charles Stross
THE NIGHTMARE STACKS, Char...
warrenellis  books  list  2016  from notes
11 weeks ago
Zotero | Error
Game-Day Gangsters: Crime and Deviance in Canadian Football
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11 weeks ago
The WELL: Bruce Sterling and Jon Lebkowsky: State of the World 2017
But, "the Internet" is done already. It had a great historic arc,
but it maxed out on its own excesses and unconfronted issues, much
like the Space Age and atomic power did. Anybody who still thinks
"net neutrality" is the be-all and end-all of the modern tech biz
can go somewhere where they still enjoy net neutrality -- the
flatness, the small pieces loosely joined, the permissionless
innovation, etc.

Go to Iceland, maybe. Sure: go start a no-permission Internet
website in Iceland. Birgitta Jonsdottir will be nice to you, you
might even get fan mail from Wikileaks. Otherwise, it's quite like
building your own crystal-set ham radio. Nobody will stop you,
because it just doesn't matter.
futility  tech  internet  brucesterling  future  2017 
11 weeks ago
Foucault, the “Facts,” and the Fiction of Neutrality: Neutrality in Librarianship and Peer Review
Foucault, the “Facts,” and the Fiction of Neutrality: Neutrality in Librarianship and Peer Review
zotero  jju  neutrality  academia  2016 
11 weeks ago
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