Contemplative Pedagogy, Enchantment, and the Medieval Past /Karolyn Kinane | postmedieval FORUM

I’m interested in this ‘undefined belief that we enrich the self-understanding of our communities.’ Contemplative pedagogy and attention to the affective domain have helped me define this belief a little more sharply and advocate on its behalf to my colleagues. Epistemologies that are intuitive, affective, imaginative, ‘shamanic,’ or even ‘mystical’ can complement rather than compete against reverence for the scholarly process and attention to difference. That is, we can cultivate enthusiasm for the process of deepening a sense of self through transformative encounters with the Other; at the same time, we can cultivate humility when faced with the prospect that we may never really know the Other.

Source: Contemplative Pedagogy, Enchantment, and the Medieval Past /Karolyn Kinane | postmedieval FORUM

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