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Contemporary Philosophies and Theories in Education

Towards an Ontology of Teaching

Thing-centred Pedagogy, Affirmation and Love for the World

Authors: Vlieghe, Joris, Zamojski, Piotr

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  • Develops a fully positive/affirmative ('post-critical') account of education and teaching
  • Introduces the ideas of a thing-centred pedagogy, educational love, and educational equality
  • Defends the idea that education is for education’s sake
  • Develops a fresh and original take on teaching
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This book opens an original and timely perspective on why it is we teach and want to pass on our world to the new generation. Teaching is presented in this book as a way of being, rather than as a matter of expertise, which is driven by love for a subject matter. With the help of philosophical thinkers such as Arendt, Badiou and Agamben, the authors articulate a fully positive account of education that goes beyond the critical approach, which has become prevailing in much contemporary educational theory, and which testifies to a hate of the world and to a confusion of what politics and education are about. Therefore, the authors develop the idea of a thing-centred pedagogy, as opposed to both teacher-centred and student-centred approaches. The authors furthermore illustrate their purely educational account of teaching by looking at the writing and the television performance of Leonard Bernstein who embodies what teaching out of love and care for a subject is all about. This book is of interest to all those concerned with fundamental and philosophical questions about education and to those interested in (music) education. 


Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $84.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-16003-6
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Hardcover $109.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-16002-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Towards an Ontology of Teaching
Book Subtitle
Thing-centred Pedagogy, Affirmation and Love for the World
Authors
Series Title
Contemporary Philosophies and Theories in Education
Series Volume
11
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-16003-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-16003-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-16002-9
Series ISSN
2214-9759
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 173
Number of Illustrations
11 b/w illustrations
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