Honors Program

Mapping New Approaches to Teaching

Kaitlin Briggs’ chapter disrupts the very form of the conventional academic chapter. She asks “‘proprioceptive”’ questions to challenge taken-for-granted ways of thinking and writing. Highlighting and calling into question one’s own words, phrases, and images, this kind of question breaks up the rhythm of the writing, by asking “‘what do I mean by ...?’,” thus calling attention to language and meaning. “’Performing dissident thinking through writing: Using the proprioceptive question to break out of the classroom”’ explores this method of unpacking thinking as a political intervention.