Education: Transformative Teaching
What you'll learn
- How are student identities formed?
- What are some destructive pedagogical practices?
- What are our identity needs?
- What are some good teaching practices?
- An interest in learning about transformative teaching is essential to benefit from this course.
This course is for teachers and advanced students who want to learn to be effective teachers and persuasive communicators. Most of the insights about human identity and its connections to learning come fro Mark Bracher's book Radical Pedagogy. Bracher is a renowned theorist and practitioner of radical and critical pedagogy and his work has informed the understanding and practice of thousands of teachers and instructors. If you go through the course materials and read his book (I highly recommend the book) you will clearly understand the following:
How are student identities formed?
What are our identity needs?
How is identity connected to learning?
What are some destructive pedagogical practices?
What are some good teaching practices and strategies?
Overall, this should be useful course to anyone associated with the noble profession of teaching. It would be better if you were to also read Paulo Freire's Pedagogy of the Oppressed along with this course, as Freire is absolutely the father figure of the field of critical pedagogy. You can find extensive lectures on Freire on my Youtube channel (Postcolonailism). I am also open to any suggestions that you might have and would incorporate them as and when I revise this course. So, please feel free to reach out to me through the course messaging system with your questions, queries, and suggestions.
Who this course is for:
- Teachers, graduate students, students working on teaching certifications.
I am a former Associate Professor of Postcolonial Literary Studies with twenty years of experience of teaching graduate and undergraduate courses at three US research universities.
When you take any of my courses, be assured that the courses contain materials created by an expert!
I have authored several books and also share my educational expertise internationally through webinars, public talks, and through my YouTube Channel on Postcolonialism. I welcome all suggestions for improving the courses. Please never hesitate to contact me!
PhD. in English, Florida State
Masters in English, Belmont University
Bachelors in English, Belmont University
Diploma, Japanese Language, NUML, Pakistan
ISIS: Ideology, Symbolics and Counter Narratives, Routledge, 2019.
The Religious Right and the Talibanization of America, Palgrave, 2016.
Constructing Pakistan, Oxford, 2010.