Welcome to The Grim Educator!
This site is for educators (and anyone else) who may be interested in the ways that death and evil shape how we interact with others and shape our world.
By engaging with the ideas of Hannah Arendt and Ernest Becker, as well as borrowing from Terror Management Theory in social psychology, we hope to provoke thinking about how our conscious and unconscious approaches to evil and death impact education (and our lives).
We hope to update this site regularly with new ideas and lessons, so keep checking back!
This research has been supported by:
- The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) of Canada
- The Faculty of Education at the University of Alberta
- The Department of Secondary Education at the University of Alberta
- The University of Alberta Libraries