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A Heart of Wisdom

Life Writing as Empathetic Inquiry

by Cynthia Chambers (Volume editor) Erika Hasebe-Ludt (Volume editor) Carl Leggo (Volume editor) Anita Sinner (Volume editor)
Textbook XXIX, 390 Pages
Series: Complicated Conversation, Volume 39

Summary

This anthology explores life writing as a mode of educational inquiry, one where students and teachers may get a «heart of wisdom» as they struggle with the tensions and complexities of learning and teaching in challenging contemporary circumstances. Contributors write first-person creative non-fiction in a variety of life-writing genres, such as memoir, poetry, personal essay, and various blended genres. Four sections entitled Memory Work, Place Work, Curriculum Work, and Social Work explore the struggles and joys of pedagogy where relationships are at the heart of teaching and learning. The essays address questions such as: What critical moments in learning and teaching change lives? What stories need to be told? What questions ache to be asked?

Details

Pages
XXIX, 390
ISBN (Hardcover)
9781433115301
ISBN (Softcover)
9781433115295
Language
English
Tags
curriculum of place memoir personal essay Life writing literary métissage wisdom traditions pedagogy teaching learning relational epistemology memory work narrative creative nonfiction poetry empathetic inquiry curriculum studies mixed genres
Published
New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, Oxford, Wien, 2012. XXX, 390 pp., num. ill.

Biographical notes

Cynthia Chambers (Volume editor) Erika Hasebe-Ludt (Volume editor) Carl Leggo (Volume editor) Anita Sinner (Volume editor)

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