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Henry Giroux, Neoliberalism, and the War on Youth.

Social critic Henry A. Giroux offers some interesting and powerful insights into the social, cultural, political, economic, and historical “moment” in which we live today. Below, I take a brief look at some of his work and the ideas, including the war-mongering and “death-dealing” of modern-day “zombie politicians,” the on-going erosion of the social-contract, and how youth today have been “sold off” to big-business and corporations. 1,212 more words


IDEALA Course: Week 1

I’m currently taking an instructional design course through an ALA e-course, taught by Nicole Pagowsky and Erica DeFrain. As part of the coursework, I will be doing some of the class exercises and posting them to my blog. 1,012 more words

Library Instruction

The privilege of study

Last week I mentioned that students often ask as exams approach ‘how do I get a first?’ This is a question that makes me uncomfortable, not just because there is no easy or quick formula, but because it presupposes that success within Higher Education means getting a certain class of degree. 568 more words

Morning Dew(ey): Pedagogy Series Description

The purpose of this project is to investigate and modernize the pedagogical claims of John Dewey with an aim towards classroom application. Dewey offers much advice that is still relevant to today’s educational context. 307 more words

Classroom Community

Connected Learning

As a lecturer in cultural studies at a regional Australian University, my teaching is based on a pedagogy that is consistent with the concerns of cultural studies. 280 more words

Arum & Roksa

Wrapping Up Ev-ent-anglement 1

On August 27, 2014 I gave a live “talk” at the Noise Summer Seminar in Utrecht. If you weren’t in the room, you might not understand why I call it a “talk.” I have been experimenting with academic talks for quite awhile and in a… 1,083 more words