While students strive to avoid ambiguity, exploring it can lead to understanding challenging texts. Rather than beginning in-class discussions by learning what students think, we can use what social media theorists refer to as “ambient awareness” to start at a more advanced stage to cultivate student confusion for pedagogical purposes.
"Draw Your Own Confusions: Cultivating Ambient Awareness in the Literature Classroom,"
New Jersey English Journal: Vol. 9, Article 10.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.montclair.edu/nj-english-journal/vol9/iss1/10