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The Fluid Classroom

Book Narratives, YouTube Videos & Other Metaphorical Devices

Michalis Kontopodis
Published Online: 2019-11-27 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/para-2019-0027


The Western school classroom can no longer remain a secluded and impermeable space in a world that is increasingly hyperconnected through dynamic flows of capital, technologies, populations, media images and ideas. Books brought to the school by diverse students, narratives from far-away countries and YouTube tunes from different cultures can become powerful teaching and learning tools in this frame. Such tools enable multiple metaphors and connections between various life spheres, diverse cultural and socio-economic milieus, and different times and places, as manifested in the thought-provoking ethnographic observation on ‘The book and the author’s reading’ by Elise v. Bernstorff and Carla J. Maier.


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Published Online: 2019-11-27

Published in Print: 2019-10-25

Citation Information: Paragrana, Volume 28, Issue 2, Pages 101–105, ISSN (Online) 2196-6885, ISSN (Print) 0938-0116, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/para-2019-0027.

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