Episode 53: Teaching Difficult Knowledge with Jim Garrett

In episode 53, Michael and Dan discuss teaching difficult knowledge with Jim Garrett. One of the first things that we do is discuss what, exactly is difficult knowledge.

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Books, articles, lessons, and other amazing resources

  1. Check out Jim’s new book!
    1. Garrett, H.J. (2017) Learning to be in the World with Others: Difficult Knowledge and Social Studies Education. New York, NY: Peter Lang Publishing.

  2. Wondering about people’s resistance to facts (that Jim referenced), check out:
    1. Alcorn, M. (2013). Resistance to learning: Overcoming the desire not to know in classroom teaching. New York, NY: Palgrave MacMillan.
  3. Want to learn more even more political science? Check out:
    1. Flynn, D. J., Nyhan, B., & Reifler, J. (2017). The nature and origins of misperceptions: Understanding false and unsupported beliefs about politics. Political Psychology38(S1), 127-150
    2. Nyhan, B., & Reifler, J. (2010). When corrections fail: The persistence of political misperceptions. Political Behavior32(2), 303-330.
  4. To learn more about difficult knowledge, check out:
    1.  Britzman, D. P. (1998). “That lonely discovery”: Anne Frank, Anna Freud, and the question of pedagogy. Lost subject, contested objects: Toward a psychoanalytic inquiry of learning. Albany, NY: SUNY Press.
    2. Britzman, D. P. (2000b). If the story cannot end: Deferred action, ambivalence, and difficult knowledge. In R. I. Simon, C. Eppert, & S. Rosenberg (Eds.),
    3. Between hope and despair: Pedagogy and the remembrance of historical trauma (pp. 27–58). Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.
    4. Pitt, A., & Britzman, D. (2003). Speculations on qualities of difficult knowledge in teaching and learning: An experiment in psychoanalytic research. International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, 16(6), 755–776.
    5. Simon, R. I. (2014). A pedagogy of witnessing: Curatorial practice and the pursuit of social justice. Albany, NY: SUNY Press
  5. Want to read Jim’s article he wrote for Theory & Research in Social Education? Check out:
    1. Garrett, H. J. (2011). The routing and re-routing of difficult knowledge: Social studies teachers encounter When the Levees Broke.  Theory & Research in Social Education39(3), 320-347.
  6. Some articles/books about Discussion  & Controversial Issues:
    1. Hess, D. E., & McAvoy, P. (2014). The political classroom: Evidence and ethics in democratic education. New York, NY: Routledge.
    2. Hess, D. E. (2009). Controversy in the classroom: The democratic power of discussion. New York, NY: Routledge
    3. Parker, W. C., & Hess, D. (2001). Teaching with and for discussion. Teaching and teacher education17(3), 273-289

Contact

H. Jim Garret is an education professor at the University of Georgia. You can contact Jim on Twitter @HJamesGarrett or check out his website at the University of Georgia. Also, check out his new book!

Episode 52: Social Studies Research with TRSE editor Wayne Journell

In episode 52, Dan and Michael talk with Theory and Research in Social Education (TRSE) editor Wayne Journell and announce a partnership!

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Books, articles, lessons, and other amazing resources

  1. You can learn more about TRSE on the National Council for the Social Studies site: http://www.socialstudies.org/publications/theoryandresearch
  2. You can find current TRSE articles on the Taylor & Francis site: http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/utrs20/current
  3. Read Wayne’s “From the Editor” note to begin his tenure as TRSE editor in 2017: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00933104.2016.1272328
  4. If you’re really bored, you can read Dan’s article with lead author Neil Houser and colleagues on how social studies teachers in Oklahoma deal with accountability-reform… it mentions Foucault: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00933104.2016.1213213

Contact

Wayne Journell is an education professor at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. You can contact Wayne on Twitter @UNCGSocStudies or check out his website where you are steps away to reading more of his work.

Episode 51: Fostering Civic Engagement with ‘The Citizenship Challenge’ with Shannon Janovitz

In episode 51, Michael & Dan chat about a civic engagement project Shannon Janovitz and her students created and ran at Burlington High School called The Citizenship Challenge!

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Books, articles, lessons, and other amazing resources

  1. Check out the website Shannon’s class created for the citizenship challenge (with teacher resources!).

Contact

Shannon Janovitz teaches English at Burlington High School in Massachusetts (with Michael!).  She teachers AP Literature and Composition and Introduction to Film and Media Studies. In addition to this, this year she is working to on developing curriculum for her department. You can find her on twitter at @MrsJanovitz.

Episode 50: An Education Conversation with José Vilson

In episode 50, Dan and Michael engage in an education conversation with middle school math educator, author, and EduColor founder José Vilson.

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Books, articles, lessons, and other amazing resources

  1. Check out José’s site at thejosevilson.com.
  2. Buy José’s 2014 book, This Is Not A Test: A New Narrative on Race, Class, and the Future of Education 
  3. Check out the EduColor community at EduColor.org and sign up for the newsletter. Join in #EduColor Twitter chats every last Thursday of the month at 7:30pm EDT.

Contact

José Luis Vilson is a middle school math educator in New York, NY. He is the author of This Is Not A Test: A New Narrative on Race, Class, and the Future of Education (2014) and the founder of EduColor. You can tweet at him @TheJLV.