The shape of our bodies and health: deconstructing the panopticon of separation towards an empowered dance through the world
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This paper initiates a forum for Malin Ideland and Claes Malmberg’s article titled Body talk—students’ identity construction while discussing a socioscientific issue. Ideland and Malmberg explore issues of health and body through teachers’ use of a pedagogical approach that foregrounds exploration of a socioscientific issue. This paper explores how the Panopticon of separation is embodied in the language and approaches to learning discussed and employed in Ideland and Malmberg’s article. It explores the concept of empowerment as integral to transformative learning and contrasts this to autonomy. Furthermore, it examines how educators and students can learn in ways that lead to greater health and empowerment through more ecological and connected forms of language and approaches to learning. Excerpts from Ideland and Malmberg’s article are juxtaposed with other perspectives as a means of generating edges, making differences apparent, and deconstructing the taken for granted both for the author and for Ideland and Malmberg. A feminist, poststructural approach is employed in this work as a means of embodying the uncertainty that students and educators are consistently learning to dance through with greater empowerment, which leads to improved health.
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Cultural Studies of Science Education
Volume 8, Issue 1 , pp 215-236
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- Molly Ware (1)
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- 1. Secondary Education, Western Washington University, 516 High Street, 403B Miller Hall MS-9089, Bellingham, WA, 98225, USA