Garrett, James (jg4193)

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Garrett, Jim
Arts & Humanities

Office Hours:
FALL 2019: Tuesday 3:00-4:30 PM and Wednesday 1:00-2:30 PM in 420 Zankel, Suite B.

Educational Background

Ph.D., Michigan State University

Scholarly Interests

Current Projects:

  • Conceptualizing Emotion in the Discussion of Classroom Based Discussions
  • Considerations of education in the “afterwards” of climate change.
  • Social Studies Teachers’ notions of news media, bias, and credibility

Selected Publications

Garrett, H.J. (2017). Learning to be in the world with others: Difficult knowledge and social studies education. New York, NY: Peter Lang.

The University of Georgia in Athens, GA.

H. James (Jim) Garrett received his PhD in Curriculum, Instruction, and Teacher Education from Michigan State University, and is currently Associate Professor of Social Studies Education in the Department of Educational Theory and Practice at The University of Georgia.  His research centers the emotional demands of learning and teaching about the social world, particularly when that learning has to do with trauma, crisis, or vulnerability. He has published research about white students’ resistance to learning about race, the uses and potential of literature to attend to complications of learning to teach, and about the ways that aesthetic texts can be useful in difficult learning spaces. Currently, he is studying the circulation of affect and emotion during classroom discussions of current socio/political issues such as gun violence, race, and immigration. He also collaborates on a research team investigating social studies teachers’ understandings and use of news media in their pedagogies.  His book, Learning to be in the World with Others: Difficult Knowledge & Social Studies Education, was published in 2017 by Peter Lang.

Current Projects:

  • Conceptualizing Emotion in the Discussion of Classroom Based Discussions
  • Considerations of education in the “afterwards” of climate change.
  • Social Studies Teachers’ notions of news media, bias, and credibility

Garrett, H.J. (2017). Learning to be in the world with others: Difficult knowledge and social studies education. New York, NY: Peter Lang.

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