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Book Club meeting on Megan Boler’s FEELING POWER

October 4, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Our next Active Learning Book Club meeting on Megan Boler’s Feeling Power (1999) is set for Thursday October 4th in New School in 8B.13.

It would be nice if you could arrive between 11:30am-12pm so we can meet informally and enjoy some coffee or tea.

Our guided discussion will run from 12pm-1pm.

Boler’s thought provoking work asks what is the relationship between emotions and power in the classroom in higher education?  

From the back cover: “Megan Boler combines cultural history with ethical and multicultural analyses to explore how emotions have been disciplined, suppressed or ignored at all levels of education and in educational theory. Feeling Power begins by charting the philosophies and practices developed over the last century to control social conflicts arising from gender, class and race. The book traces the development of progressive pedagogies from civil rights and women’s liberation movements to the author’s recent studies of “emotional intelligence” and “emotional literacy”. She concludes by outlining a “pedagogy of discomfort” that examines empathy, fear and anger to negotiate ethics and difference.”

The next reading is Chapter 4 on “CHAPTER FOUR – Taming the Labile Student – Emotional Literacy Curricula”. I have attached it as a PDF to this email. Please try to read it, but you are still welcome if you don’t find the time to get through it. (The PDF is long because I have included all of the endnotes as well as the bibliography for your reference.)



October 4, 2018
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Dawson Active Learning Community