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Jones, Stephanie and James F. Woglom. On Mutant Pedagogies: Seeking justice and drawing change in teacher education. Doing Arts Thinking. Rotterdam [etc.]: Sense, 2016. 
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Resource type: Book
Language: en: English
DOI: 10.1007/978-94-6300-744-3
BibTeX citation key: Jones2016a
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Categories: General
Keywords: Deleuze. Gilles, Didactics, Guattari. Félix, Justice, Metaisierung
Creators: Jones, Woglom
Publisher: Sense (Rotterdam [etc.])
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This ground-breaking book on pedagogy, research, and philosophy in teacher education expands the imagination of justice-oriented education and arts-based scholarship. Based on a multi-year study of Jones’ use of feminist pedagogies, the book seamlessly moves between classroom practice, theory, and philosophy in a way that will offer something for everyone: those who are looking for new ways of doing teacher education, those who hope to better understand philosophy, and those who seek new ways of doing inquiry and scholarship.
Demonstrating through pedagogy, method, and form that we “have more power than we think” and don’t have to repeat what has been handed down to us, the creators critique the restrictions of traditional teacher education and academic discourse. This critique prompts a move outward into unpredictable spaces of encounter where a “maybe world” might be lived in education. In this way, Jones and Woglom don’t make the case for a certain kind of pedagogy or scholarly inquiry that might be repeated, but rather they invite educators and researchers to take seriously the philosophical ideas of Deleuze, Guattari, Barad, and others who argue that humans are in a constant aesthetic process of becoming with other humans, non-human life, and the material world around them. Thus, education – even teacher education – is not about reaching an already known end goal, but growing and changing through multiple ways of being and perceiving in the world. The authors call this mutant pedagogiesand show one ethical path of mutating.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments (xiii)

1. Let’s Get Weird!: A Plea for Mutant Pedagogy and Research in Teacher Education (1)
2. Girlhood Deconstructed: Becoming a Teacher Educator for Justice (13)
3. Teacher Education: A Collaborative Aesthetic Project for Justice (39)
4. Overcoming Nomos (49)
5. More on Nomos: The Problem of Constricting Normativity in Thought and Composition (71)
6. Teaching Bodies in Place (79)
7. Behind the Body-Filled Scenes: Methodologies at Work on the Body in Graphica (105)
8. A Fissure in the Striation of Institutionally Acceptable Textual Composition (127)
9. Dangerous Conversations: Persistent Tensions in Teacher Education (135)
10. Drawing Life in Flux: The Push and Pull of Sameness and Difference (145)
11. Playground Futurities and Micro-Utopias: Enacting Freedom through Reggio, A Neighborhood, and Relational Aesthetics (151)
12. Teaching Justice and Drawing Change in Teacher Education: Still Becoming (161)

Appendix A. On Pedagogical Encounters, Design, and the Socially Engaged Pedagogue: Sample Course Syllabi (175)
Appendix B. Graphica: Stephanie and Jim’s Journey to and through the Project (189)
Appendix C. Additional Readings on Justice-Oriented Teacher Education (211)
Appendix D. Additional Readings on Space, Materiality, Philosophy, and Arts-Based Research (215)
Appendix E. Readings from the Course (219)
References (221)

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