Zui Quan pedagogy: The art of risk taking in the classroom

James J. Pembridge, Matthew Verleger, Stephanie Cutler

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This special session/workshop seeks to encourage Zui Quan pedagogy and risk taking in everyday classroom practice. The term "Zui Quan" refers to a style of Chinese martial arts that is loosely translated as "drunken fist" or "drunken boxing." To the untrained eye, the practitioner appears uncoordinated, untrained, intoxicated, and vulnerable. However, those trained in Zui Quan are capable of powerful attacks and require a significant amount of skill to proceed with an ease of flow from one movement to another. The same may be said for those practicing innovative pedagogies in the classroom. The overall goal of the session is to address issues that inhibit faculty from taking pedagogical risks and provide tools and support that will aid faculty with implementing these approaches in their course.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFIE 2017 - Frontiers in Education, Conference Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781509059195
StatePublished - Dec 12 2017
Event47th IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE 2017 - Indianapolis, United States
Duration: Oct 18 2017Oct 21 2017

Publication series

NameProceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE
ISSN (Print)1539-4565


Other47th IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited States

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Education
  • Computer Science Applications


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