115th Annual Conference - Honolulu, Hawaii
Friday, November 10 - Sunday, November 12, 2017

Cultures of Teaching II

Session Chair: 
Cari Ryan, Chaminade University of Honolulu
Time: 
Session 4: Friday 3 – 4:30 pm
Location: 
Wesselkamper 120

Presenters/Papers:

  1. David W. Kupferman, University of Hawaii, West Oahu
    Drawing on the Gonzo theory of Hunter S. Thompson's work, this paper considers questions of pedagogy, method, and genre in terms of the insinuation of the teacher into the highly individualized process of learning, and how obviating the teacher's role as arbiter of knowledge impacts relationships in the classroom. 
  2. David R. Albachten, Bogazici University
    The term “digital natives” defined the generation born after the 1980’s, ostensibly comfortable and confident in using computers. Does this hypothesis survive examination?  A 1,000-student study of L2 English academic writing points to contradictions.  25% of the errors made by these students were preventable through the correct application of technology.  Their facility with computers also leads to plagiarism/documentation problems.  However, there are methods to teach-out these issues.
  3. Matthew Callahan, Independent Scholar
    This paper examines the cult of productivity in K-12 education in the United States using Heidegger’s theory of technology as a guiding critique. I aim to demonstrate that student work is instrumentalized in the K-12 classroom to the detriment of students as individuals, and to propose an ethics of education as a remedy.
Session Cancelled: 
No