Ursula Edgington responds to both jason harding and Jean Rath. Poetic Inquiry Workshop. New Zealand 2019. Start point being the spoken word piece on technology and teaching titled, ‘Who Are These People?’.
Who are these people?
These managers of ours?
Who manage to manipulate the medium of our message?
These arrogant, patronising policy-makers?
Yes, I’m googling it! I know, I need to avoid the ‘safe paths’, and find new and newer ways of knowing, and
New ways of delivering the old knowledge
To make it more engaging, exciting and ‘fun’.
They believe they know better,
With their outsourced consultatnts,
dictating the curriculum, decontructing the results and
The data of each measurable outcome.
We are all fighting our corner,
Whether with pitchforks, webpages or words.
And they don’t know shit about our students
Or what makes them tick.
The complexities of learning and teaching
Involve pushing my boundaries
To make new online connections and digital selves
But the time that it takes
The pressure of performing
Makes me unsure of who the f**k I am
(Am I faking it?)
No more kiscks up the arse, I just need a hug.
I’m not waving, but drowning.
Ursula Edgington responds to both jason harding and Jean Rath with the start point being the spoken word piece on technology and teaching titled, ‘Who Are These People?’. Poetic Inquiry Workshop.
Auckland, New Zealand