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The Pedagogy of Silence
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
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CETL House #3211: Conference Room
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In an increasingly noisy world, “There are many reasons why bringing silence into university classrooms might be a smart move,” according to Helen Lees (2013). Research on silence as a pedagogical approach ranges from intentionally inserting pauses into the curriculum to developing more sustained approaches to silent observations or reflection. Participants will talk about how we might purposefully integrate silence to not only enhance student learning but also to challenge our assumptions about the quiet students in our classrooms. We will also ask how power dynamics are related to silence. Participants will generate strategies for integrating silence into their unique classroom environments.

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