1. Matthew Charles

    Reblogged this on HEAT and commented:
    An interesting collection of reflections on academic reading groups has been published that may be of interest to the members of the HEAT reading group. ‘There is,’ the article points out, ‘relatively little critical reflection on the political significance of reading groups, their practical utility, and the challenges involved.’ Yet they can provide the opportunity to ‘build “creative resistance” in our professional practices’ and ‘(re)engage with our personal and disciplinary insecurities”. For this reason, they might also be understood as providing alternative models of learning, connecting to a ‘wider understanding of pedagogy for empowerment’. Anyone interested in responding to this discussion or reflecting on what works or what could be improved about our own reading group is warmly encouraged to comment at the bottom of this post.