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Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Dietrich, Dawn Y., 1960-
In my project, I develop a teaching practice called “love pedagogy,” which has no one definition or set of rules, but, rather, is an ongoing practice of justice, care, and community-building in education. I focus mainly on practices in the postsecondary writing classroom, but much of what I discuss can apply to other disciplines and education levels. Each of the four chapters focuses on a different practice that I see as key to loving students in the writing classroom; these practices include linguistic justice, discourse justice, radical care, and responsive teaching. To build a practice of love pedagogy, I draw from the work of scholars including, but not limited to, Bettina L. Love, April Baker-Bell, and bell hooks, as well as from my own experiences as a graduate student and first-year composition instructor. My project’s aim is to work toward building learning environments grounded in anti-racism, social justice, equity, accessibility, community, and love.
writing pedagogy, linguistic justice, discourse justice, educational freedom, abolitionist teaching, radical care, community
Western Washington University
Subject – LCSH
English--Study and teaching; Education--Philosophy; Justice in literature; Critical pedagogy; Educational equalization; Love
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Triana, Gabby, "Love Pedagogy: Justice, Mattering, and Care in and Out of the Classroom" (2023). WWU Graduate School Collection. 1179.