Resilience (again) – a critique.

Just sharing this super post by Dr Dave Webster and Dr Nicola Rivers, provoked by a recent learning and teaching event which caused Dave to think about the pervasive nature of the term ‘resilience’ and what it stands for.

Read the blog post here:

A Contrary View: Critiquing Discourses of Resilience in Education

They refer to the term ‘snowflake‘ used to describe students which was new to me, and probably from some crap agency handbook of market segmentation. There needs to be a demographic term for people who sit around degrading other’s in society ‘waste of space’ I’d call them.

Nicola and Dave talked about the associations of the term resilience with weakness and lack of being able.  Here is my summing up of the Twitter and blog responses to a previous post of mine on the subject which got quite a barrage of responses.

Resilience. Do you want to talk about it? Yes they did!

The community need to draw together to reframe this narrative and empower the students in our care, not to label them as failures. My thoughts about the term ‘snowflake’ I cannot possibly publish here.