The 'Real' 'Problem'

24 Jan 2016

Edward Schlosser for Vox:

No one can rebut feelings, and so the only thing left to do is shut down the things that cause distress — no argument, no discussion, just hit the mute button and pretend eliminating discomfort is the same as effecting actual change.

I have an infinity of thoughts on this topic, but instead of wading into something that caused a bunch of debate – some thoughtful, some not – I will idly point you towards this piece and say “Hmm”. Campuses have long been cultural battlegrounds, but they are also becoming realms of increasing complexity. Questions of pedagogy and practice are a fool’s game.

Remind me what it is that my PhD work is aimed towards again? Oh right, questions of pedagogy and practice.

Well then.