Sunday, June 25, 2006

"It's crap but you've got to play the game" - student

A beautiful discussion by a panel of Australian academics on the messed-up effect pomo (postmodernism) is having on learning of high school pupils. A generation of pomo-taught teachers is now passing on to impressionable minds the pompous nonsense it learned at university in the '80s and '90s, although pomo is now passé in the academy. Great stuff.

Simon Haines: "... to a great extent, to a surprising extent, pomo at the academic level is a feature of the 1980s, and in many ways that kind of playful...there's often a playful way of thinking about putting things together that you wouldn't normally put together, a collage way of thinking, did become overtaken in the 1990s by other things. I don't know if your other guests would agree with this, but my take on it is that we're actually dealing with something that's a bit passé, at least at the university level, and yet we're seeing the kind of roll on effects of it coming out through school curricula even now, maybe because of a generation of curriculum setters or even in some cases school teachers who picked ..."

Audio and podcast will be here in a few days.

Tagged: ,


Post a Comment

<< Home

eXTReMe Tracker