Journal article

Embracing failure through performative pedagogy: A report from the margins

J Mckinnon, S Lowry

Performance Research | Taylor & Francis (Routledge) | Published : 2012

Abstract

Working at a satellite campus of an Australian regional university, where many students are the first in their family to attend university, fear of failure can present a strong disincentive to creative experimentation. Consequently, the authors have developed a number of tacit strategies with which to gently engender students with critical and creative skills at the expense of short-term vocational expectations. This de-emphasis of vocational specificity is particularly radical in a social context in which unemployment is high, cultural diversity is low (despite a higher than average Indigenous population) and education levels remain low. This paper seeks to explore the challenge of fosterin..

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