This is a 6 week course taught by Rachel Newcombe, LICSW.
Education is never a neutral endeavor. The classroom is an environment where teachers and students bring hopes, fears, and unconscious fantasies about what it means to learn. Teaching requires a love of one’s subject matter and a willingness to understand the disruptive nature of learning, for teacher and student. The multi-layered dimension of teaching requires an attentiveness to the teacher/student dyad and unconscious process as it unfolds in a classroom.
This course will be an intergenerational classroom experience where we read and explore what it means to provoke learning.
Topics to be explored
· Eros an educational principle
· What constitutes a “mistake” in teaching?
· How do you engage a resistant learner?
· What ways do you encounter and work with negative and positive transferences in the classroom?
· Difference as an ethical encounter
· How can you engage unconscious process to enhance learning?
· How can teachers listen to what is not be said?
Class Size limited to 12
September 22, 29
October 6, 13, 20, 27
Class fee: $250.00 (includes readings that are not on PEP)