Share Paper: Complicated Conversations: Faculty and Graduate Student Perspectives on the Role of Film in Understanding Diverse Field Experiences

  1. Curby Alexander, Texas Christian University, United States
  2. M. Francyne Huckaby, Texas Christian University, United States
  3. Jayna McQueen, Texas Christian University, United States
Tuesday, March 27 1:45 PM-2:45 PM Edison F

Abstract: The following panel addresses the complicated conversation (Pinar, 2011) between faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates about the influence of bias and prior experience in processing and understanding field experiences in diverse schools As we view education through the filter of our own experiences, a brief glimpse into unfamiliar school settings often reifies assumptions rather than expands understanding (Freire, 1998) This project was born out of a need to provide context for undergraduate students observing diverse school settings Intersecting ideas of critical pedagogy (Kincheloe, 2005) and research as praxis (Lather, 1986), the faculty of this undergraduate class partnered with the faculty ...