Hope, Utopia and Creativity in Higher Education: Pedagogical Tactics for Alternative Futures
- ISBN-13: 9781474261654
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
- Release Date: Jan 12, 2017
- Pages: 208 pages
- Dimensions: 0.0 x 0.0 x 0.0 inches
Reappraising ideas associated with Ernst Bloch, Roland Barthes and Gaston Bachelard, within the context of a utopian pedagogy, Hope, Utopia and Creativity in Higher Education reframes the transformative, creative and collaborative potential of education offering new concepts, tactics and pedagogical possibilities. Craig A. Hammond explores ways of analysing and democratising not only pedagogical conception, knowledge and delivery, but also the learning experience, and processes of negotiation and peer-assessment. Hammond shows how the incorporation of already existent learner hopes, daydreams, and creative possibilities can open up new opportunities for thinking about popular culture and memory, learning and knowledge, and collaborative communities of support. Drawing together theoretical and cultural material in a teaching and learning environment of empowerment, Hammond illustrates that formative articulations of alternative, utopian futures, across sociological, humanities, and education studies based subjects and curriculum, becomes possible.
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