115th Annual Conference - Honolulu, Hawaii
Friday, November 10 - Sunday, November 12, 2017

Gonzo Pedagogy

David W. Kupferman, University of Hawaii, West Oahu

Drawing on the Gonzo theory of Hunter S. Thompson's work, this paper considers questions of pedagogy, method, and genre in terms of the insinuation of the teacher into the highly individualized process of learning, and how obviating the teacher's role as arbiter of knowledge impacts relationships in the classroom. 

Proposal: 

Drawing on the Gonzo theory of Hunter S. Thompson's work, this paper considers questions of pedagogy, method, and genre in terms of the insinuation of the teacher into the highly individualized process of learning, and how obviating the teacher's role as arbiter of knowledge impacts relationships in the classroom.