Pedagogical Witnesses Who Matter: “The New Knights in the Fight Against the Green Dragon” | Amsterdam University Press Journals Online


A central point of witnessing is to bear witness to what happened in harrowing circumstances. Ordinary schoolchildren living in a country without war or conflict, who did not physically experience war and related conflict, cannot feel any emotion other than compassion for the misery, therefore, they are unable to bear witness. This article will explore some of the pressing issues teachers and students are facing today. The analysis will focus on three areas that dominate the field of humanities: school, television, and social media. Drawing on a variety of scholarly studies, I will explore how pedagogical witnessing can be shaped and what potential it has to strengthen the social mission of schools in the name of the search for truth.


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