breaching, research

What’s that chicken doing here?

Jeanette Landgrebe

ChickenIn this project, we are investigating the social rules and practices in a lecture room. What happens when a chicken enters the classroom and acts as if “it” belongs to the group of students? And what happens when that chicken crashes different teaching sessions to say hello? For instance, one lecturer commented as a remark to his students who couldn’t stop giggling: “Well, haven’t you ever seen a chicken before”, and then he re-oriented to his teaching. Another teacher confronted the chicken and scolded: “This is a university.” But perhaps the most interesting element here is how the students themselves react to a new, strange-looking fellow student?