Classroom as real world:propositions for a pedagogy of difference

Reynolds, Michael and Trehan, Kiran (2001) Classroom as real world:propositions for a pedagogy of difference. Gender and Education, 13 (4). pp. 357-372. ISSN 0954-0253

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The article develops a proposal for learning from the differences that can be present in the milieu of postgraduate programmes that are based on a participative design. Drawing on illustrations of students' and tutors' experience of difference, the idea of 'classroom as real world' is offered as the basis of understanding differences and responses to them which could be applied in the wider, and arguably more significant, social context. The authors also explore tensions which tutors are likely to have to engage with if incorporating a pedagogy of difference into their practice. These tensions are between tendencies to conformity or fragmentation, and between participative ideals and incipient hierarchy, not least as implicated in their role.

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