Lecture by H. Douglas Brown, April 6, 2012

Teaching as a Subversive Activity—Revisited

by H. Douglas Brown, Professor Emeritus of English, San Francisco State University

For virtually every language teacher, some of the primary driving motives for teaching language are rooted in our desire to be “agents for change” in this world, our desire to help people to communicate across national, political, and religious boundaries, and our desire to help people to use language as a means for peaceful negotiation of differences. These “subversive” motives give rise to pedagogical dilemmas that are not always easily resolved. The presentation will present the dilemmas, suggest some resolutions, and leave the audience with some possible imperatives for their classroom methodology.

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Friday, April 6, 2012
3:00 – 5:00 pm, B-4 Dwinelle Hall

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