Foregrounding diverse lived experiences and non-dominant forms of knowledge, this edited volume showcases ways in which narrating and sharing stories of pain and suffering can be engaged as critical pedagogy to challenge oppression and inequity in educational contexts.
The volume illustrates the need to consider both the act of narrating and the experience of bearing witness to narration to harness the full transformative potentials of counternarratives in disrupting oppressive practices. Chapters are divided into three parts - "Telling and Reliving Trauma as Pedagogy," "Pedagogies of Overcoming Silence," and "Forgetting as Pedagogy" - illustrating a range of relational pedagogical and methodological approaches, including journaling, poetry, and arts-based narrative inquiry.
The authors make the argument that the language of pain and suffering is universal, hence its potential as critical pedagogy for transformative and therapeutic teaching and learning. Readers are encouraged to reflect on their own lived experiences to constructively engage with their pain, suffering, and trauma. Focusing on trauma-informed non-hegemonic storytelling and transformative pedagogies, this volume will be of interest to students, faculty, scholars, and community members with an interest in advancing anti-oppressive and social justice education.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
part Part 1|52 pages
Telling and Reliving Trauma as Pedagogy
chapter 3|14 pages
Moving from Oppression to Opportunity
chapter 4|15 pages
part Part 2|72 pages
Pedagogies of Overcoming Silence
chapter 5|20 pages
Co-Composing Poetic and Arts-Based Narratives
chapter 7|17 pages
Engaging in Ethical Discourse
chapter 8|17 pages
Passing the Grade
part Part 3|66 pages
Forgetting as Pedagogy