Introduction to the Special Section on Critical Incidents in Teaching

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Thomas Pearson


The three short essays gathered in this Special Topic were submitted in response to the journal’s Call for Papers on Critical Incidents in Teaching. A “critical incident” is a memorable, significant, or unexpected moment experienced in the classroom. Subjecting such moments to careful critical analysis can reveal important facets of the purposes and practices of teaching. Essays by: Alison Downie, (Who Speaks When?), Eunyung Lim (Teaching “Greek for Ministry” in a Multicultural Classroom), and Nermeen Mouftah (“I Want to Love Islam, I Really Do. But”: Islamophilic Classrooms in Islamophobic Times).

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