Sarah DesRoches – Discourses and the Self: constructing and unravelling student identities through multiple, competing, discourses
Presenter: Sarah DesRoches (McGill University Department of Integrated
Studies in Education)
Title: Discourses and the Self: constructing and unravelling student
identities through multiple, competing, discourses
Date: 12 February 2009
Time: 12:15 to 13:15
Place: CRÉUM seminar room, rm. 309, 2910 Édouard-Montpetit (Metro
Université de Montréal)
Abstract: Norman Fairclough argues that realities are constituted, as well as enabled, by our ability to affirm the presence of competing discourses. Using Dorothy Holland and Jean Lave’s “History in Person,” this paper will explore how a teacher’s use of competing discourses provides a deeper and wider experience of personal identities construction (and unravelling) for her students.
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This paper is part of the CREUM workshop series in educational philosophy and theory Winter 2009.