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postmodernism. postmodernism. postmodernism. Marilynn Hawkins Sherryle Mathis. postmodernism a style of thought which is suspicious of classical notions of truth, reason, identity, and objectivity

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postmodernism

postmodernism

postmodernism

Marilynn Hawkins

Sherryle Mathis

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postmodernism

      • a style of thought which is suspicious of classical notions of truth, reason, identity, and objectivity
      • rejects metaphysics and the Enlightenment’s ideological claims that there is one method and approach to rationality
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1950 Entry Level Job Skills

60% Unskilled

20% Skilled

20% Professional

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2000 Entry Level Job Skills

65% Skilled

20% Professional

15% Unskilled

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Michel Foucault

  • Archeology of Knowledge
  • Power
  • Knowledge
  • Discourse

knowledge is an expression of power rather than an expression of truth

  • (1926-1984)
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Ship

of

Fools

Bosh c. 1490-1500

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One Room School House

St. Tammany Parish

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Ages and Grades Separated

Lyon High School Covington, LA 1925

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Covington High School 2003

1650 high school aged students

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Jacques Derrida

  • Deconstruction
  • -a method of reading
  • with its own specific
  • rules and protocols
  • -practice of taking
  • apart a piece of writing
  • to show the meaning
  • of the word differs from
  • the word itself

(1930 - )

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Jacques Derrida

French philosopher whose critique of

Western philosophy and analyses of the

nature of language, writing, and

meaning were highly controversial

yet immensely influential in much of the

intellectual world in the late 20th century.

“Jacques Derrida." Encyclopædia Britannica. 2004. Encyclopædia Britannica Premium Service.18 Apr. 2004

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Jean-François Lyotard

The

Postmodern Condition;A Report

on

Knowledge

1979

1924-1998

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Lyotard defines

postmodernism as

“incredulity

toward

metanarrative.”

“grand” “stories”

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Richard Rorty

Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature

  • Neo-pragmatist
  • liberal ideas
  • social changes can happen
  • through democratic means.

(1931-)

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Jean Baudrillard

  • Hyperreality
  • Simulation

(1929 - )

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The Matrix

1999

Simulacra & Simulation

crucial role of the teacher
Crucial role of the Teacher

To Help Students:

  • take personal and social responsibility for their futures
  • develop identity and a sense of historical place
  • to go beyond the mere transmittal of received knowledge