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2018

Western Michigan University

Communication pedadogy

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Relational Storytelling And Critical Reflections On Difference, Laura Russell Jan 2018

Relational Storytelling And Critical Reflections On Difference, Laura Russell

Journal of Communication Pedagogy

This essay explores unique practices for teaching relational ethics through storytelling. Drawing from my experiences teaching an advanced undergraduate Narrative Ethics seminar, I explain how my students responded to a storytelling unit through which they examined their values and storytelling ethics. I interweave observations from my teaching with insights gathered from my students’ in-class discussions and written reflections to demonstrate the pedagogical aims, outcomes, and challenges encountered when engaging this material. I focus particularly on offering suggestions for encouraging students to (a) embrace limits to their understandings of others and (b) recognize how listening for, and expressing, difference plays a ...


Privileged Pedagogy, Vulnerable Voice: Opening Feminist Doors In The Communication Classroom, Danielle M. Stern Jan 2018

Privileged Pedagogy, Vulnerable Voice: Opening Feminist Doors In The Communication Classroom, Danielle M. Stern

Journal of Communication Pedagogy

This interview study analyzes 22 communication scholars’ experiences of teaching about feminism. Beyond questioning understandings of feminism in the communication classroom, a theory of privileged vulnerability emerged regarding the privilege of teaching about feminism and the vulnerability we--as self-identified feminist educators--embody via this privilege. Implications include recognizing our privileges and vulnerabilities, as well as how they relate to student interactions, to enact a reflexive, embodied pedagogical praxis.