Towards an Egalitarian Pedagogy for the Millennial Generation: A Reflection

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Abstract

This is a first person account and a reflection. The chapter presents a preliminary outline of what I call an egalitarian pedagogy for the millennial generation (emulating Freire). The attempt is based on an ongoing reflection on the practice of teaching organizational informatics for about two decades, first in a business school and then, in an information school. I describe how I arrived at this position, and outline some underlying principles for such a pedagogy. The chapter points to possibilities for repurposing existing and emerging teaching practices towards this pedagogical perspective, and concludes by positioning the egalitarian perspective as a viable alternative.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of ISTPenn State UniversityUniversity ParkUSA

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