2004 Pedagogy Retreat
Sponsored by Hamilton College and
the Future of Minority Studies National Research Project
Purpose: as part of the series of conferences organized by the FMS
National Research project, the 2004 Pedagogy Retreat focuses on the
continuing development of realist pedagogy. Focusing simultaneously
on the theorization and application of such a pedagogy, the 2004
Retreat will start with course conception and realist pedagogy, move
on to a discussion of realist class assignments, and end with the
question of how students´work is to be evaluated according
to realist principles. The structure of the retreat will be a series
of presentations, small-group discussions, and plenary sessions designed
to bring together scholars at all levels and from a variety of disciplines.
Program: the Pedagogy Retreat will be a one-day event on Saturday,
June 26, with morning and afternoon sessions. The morning session
will be broken up into two parts, both sessions centrally concerned
with theoretical and practical concerns of mobilizing student identities
in the classroom. The afternoon session will focus on the mechanics
and organization of a realist classroom, on what sorts of assignments
might facilitate the creation of more productive communities of meaning,
and on a realist methodology of evaluation.
Conceptualizing the Realist Classroom
9-915 Session facilitators, Susan Sánchez-Casal, Paula M.L.
Explain the rationale for the session, identify questions for small
groups to discuss in retreat workbook, and explain the logistics
for small-group discussions.
915-1015 Paula Moya: “What's Identity Got to Do With It? Mobilizing
Identities in the Multicultural Classroom.”
Paper followed by plenary session
1015-1200 Susan Sánchez-Casal, Kristofer Ríos, Jacqueline
Kook: “Communities of Meaning in the US Latino Studies Classroom.” Presentation
followed by plenary session.
2-300 Paulo Lemos Horta: “Realism, Magic, & Minority Identity:
Realist Techniques in Teaching Supernatural Literature.”
Tobin Siebers, Respondent
315-400 John Su: “The Uses of Error: Toward a Realist Methodology
400-430 Linda Martín Alcoff, Respondent and Plenary Discussion.
Particular emphasis will be on soliciting other techniques of evaluation used
by session participants.
430-530 Group Feedback/Discussion Session