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Just Research in Contentious Times 9780807758731 | Teachers College Press
"In this intensely powerful and personal new text, Michelle Fine widens the methodological imagination for students, educators, scholars, and researchers interested in crafting research with communities. Fine shares her struggles over the course of 30 years to translate research into policy and practice that can enhance the human condition and create a more just world. Animated by the presence of W.E.B. DuBois, Gloria Anzaldúa, Maxine Greene, and Audre Lorde, the book examines a wide array of critical participatory action research (PAR) projects involving school pushouts, Muslim American youth, queer youth of color, women in prison, and children navigating under-resourced schools. Throughout, Fine assists readers as they consider sensitive decisions about epistemology, ethics, politics, and methods; critical approaches to analysis and interpretation; and participatory strategies for policy development and organizing. Just Research in Contentious Times is an invaluable guide for creating successful participatory action research projects in times of inequity and uncertainty.

Book Features:

• Reviews the theoretical and historical foundations of critical participatory research.
• Addresses why, how, with whom, and for whom research is designed.
• Offers case studies of critical PAR projects with youth of color, Muslim American youth, indigenous and refugee activists, and LGBTQ youth of color.
• Integrates critical race, feminist, postcolonial, and queer studies."
michellefine  toread  webdubois  gloriaanzaldúa  maxinegreene  audrelorde  participatory  research  paricipatoryactionresearch  justice  methodology  queer  postcolonialism  objectivity  subjectivity  strongobjectivity  ethics  politics  methods  education  feminism  philosophy  situated  uncertainty  inequality  inequit  dialogue  criticalparticipatoryactionresearch  inquiry  distance  bias  epispemology 
november 2018 by robertogreco
Página/12 :: libros
"Referencia imprescindible en la literatura brasileña, Ana Cristina César aparece con la fuerza de un impacto condensado en una vida breve (nació en 1952 en Río de Janeiro y se suicidó en 1983 en la misma ciudad). Para entonces ya había logrado consolidar una voz particular inscripta en la poesía, en la correspondencia, artículos críticos, ensayos y traducciones. Definió su modo de escribir como “el método documental”, que involucra una concepción de la literatura: “Recrear los vínculos de afinidad espontánea entre textos y autores diversos dentro de la ficticia intimidad del propio escrito”, según señala en el prólogo a esta antología de textos de entre 1975 y 1983 Bárbara Belloc. Junto con Teresa Arijón se encargó de traducir y seleccionar intervenciones de Ana César que delinean una nítida imagen de poeta e intelectual, evadiendo los mitos de la “hagiografía en torno de su figura, una sacralización ciertamente acrítica que es producto del impacto causado por su muerte trágica y prematura”, como expresa Renato Razende en “Para un apunte biobliográfico de Ana C.”

En su clara conciencia de la construcción ficcional, Ana sigue a Pessoa y enuncia una frase clave: “el poeta es un fingidor”. Tema que recurre cuando se refiere, remarcando la distancia entre las palabras y las cosas, a modos de escritura muy ligados a la expresión de lo subjetivo, así la correspondencia o el diario personales. En sus deslindes puede señalar que hay una intimidad inescribible, lo cual a su vez se vincula con el método documental que implica hacer literatura (no desligada de lo que apela e incide en la circunstancia vital, sino por la conciencia que tiene respecto de la distancia entre lo individual y biográfico, y la configuración de un texto literario donde cuentan y mucho la lectura, las voces de otros poetas como material compositivo), actitud reacia por tanto a interpretaciones biografistas que intentan “explicar” o aun validar o edificar una obra en función de los avatares de la vida del autor con “muy poco de literatura y mucho de confesión”.

En “El poeta fuera de la República” se refiere al mercado. Ese artículo de 1977 trata acerca del escritor vinculado con un circuito de producción y circulación, para poner en escena cuestiones ligadas al pago por un trabajo (el de la escritura), así como para señalar otras posturas: una marginalidad elegida, esto es situarse en un lugar ajeno a los circuitos de consagración, promociones, etcétera. No poco importante es señalar este aspecto si se considera que por los años setenta en Brasil la llamada “generación del mimeógrafo” (en la que se la quiso incluir) definía una pro-puesta de modos de escritura y de difusión que desafiaban el ahogo cultural ligado a una concreta situación política.

En igual sentido, se visualizan otros temas polémicos. Entre ellos, dos, cuya persistencia sirve para apreciar la actualidad de sus reflexiones: la llamada literatura femenina y la traducción. Aparecen entonces facetas del acto de traducir como una suerte de performance cuando remite a la Elegía del poeta metafísico inglés del siglo XVII John Donne, interpretada por Caetano Veloso. Y también con las refe-rencias a Walt Whitman, Dickinson, Mallarmé, que ofrecen simultáneamente afinados comentarios sobre la composición poética en general y sobre estos autores en particular, focalizados según esa especial forma de escritura que es la traducción. Comparaciones en fin que también anclan en un cotejo entre Poe y Herculano, donde analiza cuál es la función del bufón respecto del poder.

En consonancia con una tarea que, en el recorrido por los géneros, funde lucidez y sensibilidad, Ana César no puede dejar de preguntarse qué sucede con esa recurrente cuestión de la literatura femenina, y aquí también, da muestras de su rigor analítico al emplazar la instancia de “lo femenino” en la literatura, más allá del género sexual de quien la produzca.

Recorrer este conjunto de artículos, con sus valorables citas (Mario de Andrade, valga el ejemplo), no sólo permite apreciar el justo lugar que la obra de Ana César está ocupando con creciente firmeza por el mérito indiscutible de instalar un sólido lugar de enunciación, una voz que expresa la confluencia en la que arte, vida, ideologías y política hallan su ajustado punto de enlace."

[via: https://twitter.com/DoloresDorantes/status/724971981708226560 ]

[See also: https://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ana_Cristina_Cesar ]
anacristinacésar  brazil  brasil  writing  capitalism  books  toread  literature  methods  poetry 
april 2016 by robertogreco
DrupalCon Portland 2013: DESIGN OPS: A UX WORKFLOW FOR 2013 - YouTube
"Hey, the dev team gets all these cool visual analytics, code metrics, version control, revision tagging, configuration management, continuous integration ... and the UX design team just passes around Photoshop files?

Taking clues from DevOps and Lean UX, "DesignOps" advocates more detailed and durable terminology about the cycle of user research, design and production. DesignOps seeks to first reduce the number of design artifacts, to eliminate the pain of prolonged design decisions. DesignOps assumes that the remaining design artifacts aren't actionable until they are reasonably archived and linked in a coherent way that serves the entire development team.

This talk will introduce the idea of DesignOps with the assumption that the audience has experience with a basic user research cycle — iterative development with any kind of user feedback.

DesignOps is a general approach, intended to help with a broad array of questions from usability testing issues, documentation archiving, production-time stress, and general confusion on your team:

What are the general strategies for managing the UX design process?
How do you incorporate feedback without huge cost?
What happened to that usability test result from last year?
How much space goes between form elements?
Why does the design cycle make me want to drink bleach?
WTF why does our website look like THIS?
* Features turnkey full-stack (Vagrant ) installation of ubuntu with drupal 7 install profile utilizing both php and ruby development tools, with all examples configured for live css compilation"
chrisblow  contradictions  just  simply  must  2013  drupal  drupalcon  designops  fear  ux  terminology  design  audience  experience  shame  usability  usabilitytesting  work  stress  archiving  confusion  relationships  cv  canon  collaboration  howwework  workflow  versioncontrol  versioning  failure  iteration  flickr  tracker  creativecommons  googledrive  tags  tagging  labels  labeling  navigation  urls  spreadsheets  links  permissions  googledocs  timelines  basecamp  cameras  sketching  universal  universality  teamwork  principles  bullshitdetection  users  clients  onlinetoolkit  offtheshelf  tools  readymadetools  readymade  crapdetection  maps  mapping  userexperience  research  designresearch  ethnography  meetup  consulting  consultants  templates  stencils  bootstrap  patterns  patternlibraries  buzzwords  css  sass  databases  compass  webdev  documentation  sharing  backups  maintenance  immediacy  process  decisionmaking  basics  words  filingsystems  systems  writing  facilitation  expression  operations  exoskeletons  clarification  creativity  bots  shellscripts  notes  notetaking  notebo 
may 2013 by robertogreco
Low2No smart services workbook - Low2No
"This work often involves positioning these otherwise technology-led areas in a more human-centred, and behaviour-oriented, framework — getting well beyond the hype about "smart cities" — whilst also trying to connect it to business drivers (the lack of the latter has hampered pretty much any serious progress in smart cities.)

A particular approach has been a focus on active rather than passive citizens. Too often such technologies can suggest an automation of processes without thinking through the behavoiural implications."

"Note: these print-on-demand books are designed to be updated. This is actually version 2, as you will note. So it is explicitly "work in progress", and that should serve as a caveat. (This was the first time we'd tried this approach, which we took further with the Helsinki Street Eats book: here, and discussed here.)"
customerjourney  finland  helsinki  helsinkistreeteats  smartservices  howto  activecitizens  human-centered  urbanism  urban  smartcities  personalinformatics  low2no  deliverables  methods  methodology  unbook  2010  2012  danhill  sitra 
july 2012 by robertogreco
The k12 Lab Wiki: Process
"At the k12 lab, we are continually experimenting around ways to help kids develop as creative and empathetic people. In other words, we value processes that help develop flexible and generative mindsets. Design thinking is one such process.

Like scientific methods, design thinking often presented in a linear model, but in applied practice, it is often much more organic. Kids will enjoy exploring how design thinking is similar to and different from other modes of thinking."
process  designthinking  teaching  empathy  creativity  tcsnmy  howto  methods  classideas  design  d.school  k12lab 
september 2010 by robertogreco
Asking Good Questions - Learning Historical Research
"You are interested in doing some research in environmental history, but how do you begin? It can be difficult to select a research topic. You may feel unsure of where to begin, or you may be frustrated by the process. Even though you have a specific topic ready, you could still feel lost when searching for data to support your argument. These feelings are quite normal at the beginning phase of doing research. Developing good research questions is an essential first step of every research project, because good research questions focus your work and provide direction for your next steps. The purpose of this page is to help you learn how to create research questions from general topics, and to give you useful tips for refining your questions during the research process." [Don;t miss the chart "The Iterative Flow of Questions, Documents, and Research Process"] [via: http://libraryland.tumblr.com/post/1048161893/the-iterative-flow-of-questions-documents-and]
methods  research  tcsnmy  classideas  cv  mindflow  inquiry  history  process  learning 
september 2010 by robertogreco
Design Thinking: Dear Don . . . - Core77
"Design thinking harnesses the power of intuition. It is a process, evolved gradually by designers of all kinds, which can be applied to create solutions to problems. People of any background can use it, whether or not they think of themselves as designers. It uses the subconscious as well as the conscious mind, subjective as well as objective thinking, tacit knowledge as well as explicit knowledge, and embraces learning by doing. I like the analogy of an iceberg that has just a little ice above water level, with a vast mass submerged. Rigorous explicit thinking, of the kind encouraged in institutions of higher learning, limits people to conscious thinking and hence to using just a tiny proportion of the potential in their minds - like the ice above the water. The design thinking process allows us to follow our intuition, valuing the sensibilities and insights that are buried in our subconscious - like the ice below the water..."
architecture  core77  designthinking  industrialdesign  graphicdesign  process  constraints  tcsnmy  evaluation  criticalthinking  prototyping  visualizaton  slection  uncertainty  iteration  iterative  synthesis  framing  ideation  envisioning  learning  making  doing  handsonlearning  learningbydoing  unschooling  deschooling  lcproject  methods  design  billmoggridge 
august 2010 by robertogreco
SCIM-C: Historical Inquiry
"For Harry Potter and his compatriots, history lessons at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry took the form of brain-deadening encounters with a subject that appeared devoid of inquiry, imagination, interpretation, and personal meaning. This kind of history teaching, however, is not merely the 'stuff of fiction.' Lamentably, the teaching and learning of history as an officially sanctioned, neatly packaged chronicle of facts, people, and events, too often continues to be the experience of current students.
education  history  literacy  socialstudies  researching  teaching  tcsnmy  methods  inquiry  primarysources  via:cburell 
september 2009 by robertogreco
Michael Wesch: Anti-Teaching (pdf)
[Linkrot, so go here: http://www.cea-ace.ca/sites/cea-ace.ca/files/EdCan-2008-v48-n2-Wesch.pdf ]

"I have toyed with the idea of calling what I do “anti-teaching", as I have come to the conclusion that "teaching" can actually be a hindrance to learning.""

[See also: http://mediatedcultures.net/ksudigg/?p=168]
michaelwesch  teaching  learning  deschooling  unschooling  education  gamechanging  colearning  socialmedia  contentcreation  neilpostman  marshallmcluhan  simulations  methods  pedagogy  students  schools  schooling  filetype:pdf  media:document 
april 2008 by robertogreco
World's schools teach U.S. a lesson | csmonitor.com
"To help US students compete in the global economy, educators seek a way to compare American schoolchildren with those abroad."
schools  education  curriculum  practice  learning  children  teaching  methods  comparison  competition  us  international  world  testing 
november 2007 by robertogreco
Using Design Games - Boxes and Arrows: The design behind the design
"In this article, I’m going to talk about four things: why we use games, core game principles, how to apply games, and how to sell design games to your organization or client."
creativity  discovery  gamedesign  games  design  ideas  innovation  inspiration  methodology  methods  play  process  workshops 
july 2007 by robertogreco
IALA: What We Teach: Questioning the Conventional
"massive disconnect between how we teach math and science and how mathematicians and scientists work....NOT the logical, left-brain symbols associated with their work... fuzzier. Intuition. Visualization. Sensation. Anthropomorphizing. Metaphors."
math  science  teaching  work  howwework  schools  universities  colleges  learning  education  lcproject  convention  curiosity  alankay  danielpink  rogerschank  kathysierra  computers  programming  music  change  reform  curriculum  methods 
july 2007 by robertogreco
Understanding by Design Exchange by ASCD
"Understanding by Design Exchange, is a Web site dedicated to the design of curriculum, assessment, and instruction that leads students to deep understanding of content."
curriculum  design  education  methods  planning  resources  teaching  schools  collaborative  work  ubd  lessons 
may 2007 by robertogreco
Artichoke: “How to change others”
"Finding the right balance between inquiry learning and direct instruction, therefore, is a major challenge."
education  learning  curriculum  methods  teaching  schools  theory  constructivism  inquiry  instruction  pedagogy  change  reform  process  artichokeblog  pamhook 
may 2007 by robertogreco
BBC NEWS | UK | Education | Many degree students 'cheating'
"A number of undergraduate students are cheating because university teaching has become formulaic, the Higher Education ombudsman has said."
education  plagiarism  reform  schools  uk  universities  colleges  society  curriculum  methods  teaching  students 
february 2007 by robertogreco
You and Your Research
"If you read all the time what other people have done you will think the way they thought. If you want to think new thoughts that are different, then do what a lot of creative people do - get the problem reasonably clear and then refuse to look at any answers until you've thought the problem through carefully how you would do it, how you could slightly change the problem to be the correct one. So yes, you need to keep up. You need to keep up more to find out what the problems are than to read to find the solutions. The reading is necessary to know what is going on and what is possible. But reading to get the solutions does not seem to be the way to do great research. So I'll give you two answers. You read; but it is not the amount, it is the way you read that counts."
reading  writing  research  teaching  reference  academia  advice  collaboration  communication  creativity  design  education  engineering  science  planning  people  management  howto  ideas  innovation  knowledge  learning  life  tips  wisdom  society  attitudes  methodology  methods  motivation  cooperation  success  strategy  simplicity  pedagogy  productivity  gradschool  philosophy  gtd  happiness  procrastination 
february 2007 by robertogreco
Savage Minds: Notes and Queries in Anthropology — A Group Blog » a brief philosophy of “anti-teaching”
"Teaching is about providing good information. Anti-teaching is about inspiring good questions. Since all good thinking begins with a good question, it struck me that if we are ultimately trying to create “active lifelong learners” with “critical th
anthropology  blogs  education  methods  teaching  essays  learning 
february 2007 by robertogreco
The Harvard Crimson :: Opinion :: Methodology Matters
"Harvard’s system of general education should emphasize methodology over topic because methods are harder to teach and learn than facts."
education  colleges  universities  schools  curriculum  core  learning  thinking  process  literacy  writing  methods 
november 2006 by robertogreco
Top Ten Talking Schools
"These kids learn by the Socratic method. In other words the prof makes them talk until they figure things out OR get mad at the one guy who won't shut up because he knows all the answers. The Top Ten Schools that encourage discussion"
colleges  universities  methods  teaching  learning  education 
october 2006 by robertogreco
ballpark.ch / blog - "Common sense is (vastly) underrated"
"What struck me is this: IDEO is selling an amazing design process, a lot of talent and creativity, but above all an inordinate amount of… common sense!"
design  ideas  innovation  thinking  learning  teaching  methods 
october 2006 by robertogreco
Jan Chipchase - Future Perfect
"Future Perfect is about the collision of people, society and technology, drawing on issues related to the user research that I conduct on behalf of my employer - Nokia."
anthropology  blogs  cities  china  communication  community  culture  design  development  experience  gadgets  global  innovation  interaction  international  internet  literacy  photography  nokia  studies  methods  mobile  technology  travel  usability  research  society  sociology  janchipchase  patternrecognition  personalization  socialnetworking  ethnography  ux  ergonomics  globalization 
july 2006 by robertogreco
Wired News: Pop Goes the Science Song
"But why sing instead of lecture? For one thing, it's more fun. For another, there's a reason why catchy songs are, well, catchy."
music  teaching  learning  science  schools  children  education  methods  humor 
december 2005 by robertogreco

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