Year of publication: 2011
Although classrooms are thought of as places where skills are learned and knowledge gained, they are also defined by norms and the need to conform. As a result, they often reproduce, rather than interrogate, power and cultural relations. Disruptive pedagogies in the Knowledge Society: Countering conservative norms with creative approaches examines a range of ‘disruptive’ approaches, including those that are digitally-based. It explores how challenge, dissonance and discomfort might be mobilised in educational contexts in order to shift taken-for-granted attitudes and beliefs held by both educators and learners. As digital technologies transform both social and political norms, the imperative to think critically and disruptively is now more urgent than ever.