FDC Book Club Lightening Round

MSU Faculty Development Center

100 Pogue Library
FDC Classroom
Murray, KY 42071

Teaching to Transgress: Education as a Practice of Freedom

Are you interested in rethinking classroom participation so that students have the freedom to think critically?

“In Teaching to Transgress, Bell Hooks (writer, teacher, and insurgent black intellectual) writes about a new kind of education, education as the practice of freedom.  Teaching students to "transgress" against racial, sexual, and class boundaries in order to achieve the gift of freedom is, for Hooks, the teacher's most important goal.”

Join Shawna Thomas, Instructional Designer/Service Learning Coordinator, and your colleagues in a book group to discuss the practical knowledge and strategies involved in teaching students to “transgress” boundaries within the classroom. You will discover how to:

  • Help your students to think critically and engage in difficult discussions

  • Motivate yourself to rethink teaching strategies for a multicultural age

  • Motivate teachers and students to want to learn

You will also have the opportunity to share insights that resonated with you from the book group in future lightning sessions at Murray State.

When:   Wednesdays, 10:30 am - 11:30 am: October 7, 14, 21,  28, November 4, 11 and 18 (Lightning Session) 12:30-1:30

Where: Online: Via Zoom: https://murraystate.zoom.us/my/msufacdev 

Register: 2020 Fall Registration for FDC Sessions


Wednesday, 18 November, 2020


MSU Faculty Development Center

Phone: 5000