Pedagogy of Vulnerability: Creative Self-Disclosure to Deepen Learning

Presentation on Conference Day on Wednesday 11 June

Submitted by

Edward J. Brantmeier, Ph. D., USA


Are you curious as to how sharing select elements of your life story with you students can enhance dialogue and deepen learning in your classroom? If so, this interactive presentation is for you! As a participant, you will evaluate the core assumptions of the “pedagogy of vulnerability” approach, examine how self-disclosure and deep learning are connected, and apply the pedagogy of vulnerability to your own teaching and the enhancement of students’ learning.


Edward J. Brantmeier, Ph. D. is the Assistant Director of the Center for Faculty Innovation and Assistant Professor in the Learning, Technology, and Leadership Education Department at James Madison University in Virginia, U.S.A. Edward is also a faculty affiliate of the Mahatma Gandhi Center for Global Nonviolence at JMU. With ten years of past experience in teacher education and educational leadership preparation, he currently enjoys working with university faculty. He teaches multicultural education courses to future educators and works with university faculty on innovative approaches to teaching, scholarship, and community engagement. Edward is passionate about transformative education in K-20 contexts that involves curriculum development, cultural competence, diversity, critical theory approaches, technology, sustainability, and/or contemplative practices.  His current passion is defining and applying a pedagogy of vulnerability to deepen learning.