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Here are a few recent titles from our amazing Faculty colleagues, so sit back and take a look.
Firstly, new to the Higher Education section, we have a chapter written by Hilary Cremin in Brantmeier, E., & McKenna, M. (2020). Pedagogy of vulnerability. Information Age.
Chapter 2: Barefoot hope for peace: vulnerability in peace education. Written by Hilary Cremin and Kevin Kester
“The book covers topics such as vulnerabilities associated with various identities and vulnerabilities associated with different places, such as study abroad, or learning outdoors. It is not so much a book about reducing vulnerabilities, it is more about claiming vulnerabilities in order to connect and engage with others in meaningful ways, especially through education. This applies especially to people in positions of power and authority, or people who come from dominant groups in society, where the temptation is often to lean into the benefits that power brings rather than opening up to the experiences of others. It is easier to hide behind institutional norms, or to fake confidence, than to engage in deep listening and to be troubled by different perspectives.
It is also easier to act in disembodied ways. As a trainee teacher Hilary was told to fake anger when it was not real, and to hide real anger so as not to be out of control. This lack of genuineness takes its toll, however, both on the bodies of teachers, and on the bodies of young people, who need authenticity and empathic relationships in order to feel safe and to learn. Exposing vulnerability as a teacher in school, or at university level, feels (and is) risky. Hilary and Kevin share their poetry, their shared experiences of childhood disadvantage and the love that binds them and others in the CPERG research group. The love that dares not speak its name. They conclude by drawing on Bel hooks who calls for an acknowledgement of love and eros in processes of teaching and learning. Not of course abusive sexualisation, but the love, desire and passion that is so hard to express in our schools and universities. Kevin and Hilary argue that without love, and the vulnerability that this brings, there is no chance for true connection, learning and growth.
This book will be suitable for all of our students and colleagues with an interest in these topics.” Hilary Cremin
Along with the Cambridge Peace Education Research Group , Hilary Cremin has launched The Poetic Offerings for Peace (POP) website, sending out a daily peace education lesson to support young people and their educators in their online learning. This is following the Ban treaty (making nuclear weapons illegal) which came into force on 22nd January.
Next, in the Lesson Study section, we have a chapter written by Peter Dudley in Murata, A., & Lee, C. K. (Eds.). (2021). Stepping up lesson study: an educator’s guide to deeper learning. Routledge.
Chapter 3: How case pupils, pupil interviews and sequenced research lessons can strengthen teacher insights in how to improve learning for all pupils. Written by Peter Dudley
“The 150 year-old Japanese collaborative classroom research phenomenon of Lesson Study went global with the publication of ‘The Teaching Gap’ by Americans James Hiebert and Jim Stigler in 1999. Twenty two years on, lesson study is in use in over 80 countries. It is timely, then, that two international ‘giants’ of lesson study have edited a book that focuses on helping practitioners everywhere to ‘go deeper’ into lesson study and so get more from it for their practice and for their pupils. Harvard and Berkely Professor Aki Murata is a distinguished global lesson study scholar and leader who helped introduce lesson study into the US and well beyond. Christine Lee has led the development and implementation of lesson study in Singapore and also globally as past president of the World association of Lesson Studies (www.WALSnet.org) which has launched this WALS-Routledge book series. Perspectives in this book on deepening lesson study knowledge and practice come from Japan, USA, Singapore, UK, Norway, Switzerland and the Netherlands.” Peter Dudley
“Terror and Counter-Terror in Contemporary British Children’s Literature is about what changed in the connection between children’s fiction and terror after the 9/11 and 7/7 attacks, and about why the responses to these events have endured through contemporary writing for the young. At a time when new habits of speaking up have already incubated youth-led protest movements that call for action on climate change or demand an end to police brutality and gun violence, it is crucial that we pay attention to how young people are posited as and encouraged to become agents of resistance in fiction. The books examined here, such as Anna Perera’s Guantanamo Boy (2009), Miriam Halahmy’s Hidden (2011), Malorie Blackman’s Noble Conflict (2013), Nikesh Shukla’s Run, Riot (2018), and Muhammad Khan’s I Am Thunder (2018), speak a counter-narrative to the two-tribes rhetoric at the same time that they present violence as the common language of both terrorists and governments. This study maps new connections for scholars, students, and readers of contemporary children’s fiction who are interested in how such writing addresses some of the most pressing issues affecting us today, including survival after terror, migration, and community building.” Blanka Grzegorczyk
Other recent publications by our Faculty Staff include the following….
Finally, new to the Teachers & Teaching section is an ebook edited by Shawn Bullock, who has also written a chapter.
Chapter: Navigating the pressures of self-study methodology (pp. 245-267). Written by Shawn Bullock
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