Lecture, April 6, 2012: H. Douglas Brown

By Orlando Garcia
Published Apr 07, 2012
Filed in Events, Lecture Series

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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5 comment(s) on this post.

Fantastic! I know a lot of students from the SFSU MATESOL program will be there. Does this lecture require a sign-up?

Congealed tripe of the first order.  Fire this nut.

Depressingly unimpressive, with repulsive passages - a display by a smug reactionary.  What a dreadful performance, and in a university of all places!

So what this lecture tells us conservatives is that an “Agent of Change” is a subversive. Thanks for the heads up Berkeley and Dr. Brown

This person sounds seriously disturbed. No wonder most high school graduates lack basic reading & writing skills.

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