Embodiment Theory, Trauma, and Pedagogy for Better Course Engagement
From Martha Snyder
Title of Presentation: Embodiment Theory, Trauma, and Pedagogy for Better Course Engagement
Facilitator: Nat Garcia, Department of Communication, Media, and the Arts, Halmos College of Arts and Sciences
Date/Time: Thursday, January 20 from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Rhetorical embodiment is a complex concept that allows us to understand the ways that our socialization and conditioning impacts our performance of self. As educators, we believe that is the only thing we can embody in the classroom. The purpose of this session is to explore the intersection of rhetorical embodiment and the fostering of knowledge acquisition as a way to shift our course design to share student agency and thus, their engagement. As Fountain notes, “we develop expertise when we develop the skilled capacities necessary to use the discourses and objects, the displaces and documents, according to the explicit and tacit rules of that community. (Fountain, 5) This session will help us understand how we can create student agency by providing opportunities for embodiment.
· analyze ways the pandemic and its constraints have created opportunities to find new innovated ways of teaching.
· build a transferable skill tool kit through helping students through the development of their critical consciousness.
· gain an understanding of embodiment rhetoric and its intersection with trauma-informed teaching and course design.