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Philosophy & theory of education

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Changing Our Minds

Changing Our Minds

Author: Dr. Naomi Fisher Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/02/2021

Children are born full of curiosity, eager to participate in the world. They learn as they live, with enthusiasm and joy. Then we send them to school. We stop them from playing and actively exploring their interests, telling them it's more important to sit still and listen. The result is that for many children, their motivation to learn drops dramatically. The joy of the early years is replaced with apathy and anxiety. This is not inevitable. We are socialised to believe that schooling is synonymous with education, but it's only one approach. Self-directed education puts the child back in control of their learning. This enables children, including those diagnosed with special educational needs, to flourish in their own time and on their own terms. It enables us to put wellbeing at the centre of education. Changing Our Minds brings together research, theory and practice on learning. It includes interviews with influential thinkers in the field of self-directed education and examples from families alongside practical advice. This essential guide will give you an understanding of why self-directed education makes sense, how it works, and what to do to put it into action yourself.

Thomas Reid and the University

Thomas Reid and the University

Author: Thomas Reid Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/01/2021

Reid's ideas on education are a direct development of his theory of the mind, and the writings in this volume form an integral part of his philosophy that has, until now, been ignored.

Democracy and Education from Dewey to Cavell

Democracy and Education from Dewey to Cavell

Author: Paul Standish, Naoko Saito Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/01/2021

Democracy and Education from Dewey to Cavell is an original interpretation of American philosophy, that explores the differences between Cavell and Deweyan pragmatism. Provides an account of Dewey's achievement but also exposes the tensions between Dewey's work and that of his predecessors, Emerson and Thoreau, especially in the light of the contemporary thinking of Stanley Cavell Sheds new light on the relationships between Cavell and poststructuralism and offers new insights into teaching and learning An exploration of education and transformation as essential to human life and culture Draws attention to the importance of Cavell's importance for thinking about democracy and education in ways needed for the 21st century

Reinventing Racism Why White Fragility Is the Wrong Way to Think About Racial Inequality

Reinventing Racism Why White Fragility Is the Wrong Way to Think About Racial Inequality

Author: Jonathan D. Church Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/01/2021

The theory of white fragility is one of the most influential ideas to emerge in recent years on the topics of race, racism, and racial inequality. White fragility is defined as an unwillingness on the part of white people to engage in the difficult conversations necessary to address racial inequality. This fragility allegedly undermines the fight against racial inequality. Despite its wide acclaim and rapid acceptance, the theory of white fragility has received no serious and sustained scrutiny. This book argues that the theory is flawed on numerous fronts. The theory functions as a divisive rhetorical device to shut down debate. It relies on the flawed premise of implicit bias. It posits a faulty way of understanding racism. It has serious methodological problems. It conflates objectivity and neutrality. It exploits narrative at the expense of facts. It distorts many of the ideas upon which the theory relies. This book also offers a more constructive way to think about Whiteness, white privilege, and white fragility, pointing us to a more promising vision for addressing racial inequality.

Reinventing Racism Why White Fragility Is the Wrong Way to Think About Racial Inequality

Reinventing Racism Why White Fragility Is the Wrong Way to Think About Racial Inequality

Author: Jonathan D. Church Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/01/2021

The theory of white fragility is one of the most influential ideas to emerge in recent years on the topics of race, racism, and racial inequality. White fragility is defined as an unwillingness on the part of white people to engage in the difficult conversations necessary to address racial inequality. This fragility allegedly undermines the fight against racial inequality. Despite its wide acclaim and rapid acceptance, the theory of white fragility has received no serious and sustained scrutiny. This book argues that the theory is flawed on numerous fronts. The theory functions as a divisive rhetorical device to shut down debate. It relies on the flawed premise of implicit bias. It posits a faulty way of understanding racism. It has serious methodological problems. It conflates objectivity and neutrality. It exploits narrative at the expense of facts. It distorts many of the ideas upon which the theory relies. This book also offers a more constructive way to think about Whiteness, white privilege, and white fragility, pointing us to a more promising vision for addressing racial inequality.

Globalization and Lifelong Learning

Globalization and Lifelong Learning

Globalization and Lifelong Learning brings together essays by leading and emergent scholars and practitioners who provide a critical exploration of globalization and its impacts on lifelong education. Probing well-known issues as well as unexplored areas of concern, this volume relocates the current discourse by examining central lines of inquiry while providing stimulating analyses, alternative strategies and approaches for the future.

Learning

Learning

Author: Peter (University of Surrey, UK) Jarvis Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2021

Globalization and Lifelong Learning

Globalization and Lifelong Learning

Globalization and Lifelong Learning brings together essays by leading and emergent scholars and practitioners who provide a critical exploration of globalization and its impacts on lifelong education. Probing well-known issues as well as unexplored areas of concern, this volume relocates the current discourse by examining central lines of inquiry while providing stimulating analyses, alternative strategies and approaches for the future.

Schooling the Flesh

Schooling the Flesh

Author: Antonia (Loyola Marymount University, USA) Darder Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2021

From internationally-renowned scholar Antonia Darder, Schooling in the Flesh examines the radical significance of the body to education, community work, and to to discussions of emancipatory pedagogy. Anchored in principles of historical materialism and critical pedagogical analysis this books uncovers new ways to reconsider the hidden curriculum of capitalist hegemony and to reinvent their practices in schools and communities. Taking a particular focus on disenfranchised student, Darder argues that the body constitutes an undertheorized yet essential dimension in the development of critically democratic school reform and a liberating pedagogy for the schooling of urban youth today.

Education Systems and Social Justice

Education Systems and Social Justice

Author: Fred (University of Helsinki, Finland) Dervin, Yongjian Li Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2021

This book concentrates on the education utopias of China and Finland, focusing on the burning issue of social justice in the education system. Arguing that, although the two countries differ immensely, they could both benefit from sharing and problematizing discussions and practices of social justice in their respective schools, the book questions the meanings of comparing and contrasting in education. The authors propose a perspective that looks into broader contexts, but also into the micro-context of the classroom, to call for the concept of social justice to be strengthened and re-contextualized in order to be a valid comparative point.

The Rhetorical Turn in Education

The Rhetorical Turn in Education

Author: Kris Rutten, Ronald Soetaert Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2021

This book explores the rhetorical turn as a major perspective for education, and introduces 'new' rhetoric as a theoretical, methodological and practical framework within educational studies. It examines how rhetorical concepts can be used as tools to enable students, teachers, scholars and citizens to become 'symbol-wise', to understand the way linguistic, cultural and narrative symbols work, and to develop critical engagement with, as well as on behalf of, those symbols. The book identifies how new rhetoric not only offers an understanding of how language functions in the establishment of social identities, but acts as a framework to engage in the discussion about the question of purpose in education.

Education and Ethics

Education and Ethics

Author: Paul (Ghent University, Belgium) Smeyers Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2021

This new four-volume Routledge collection provides an authoritative overview of key issues within the flourishing field of ethics and education. Expertly curated by Paul Smeyers (editor-in-chief of the subdiscipline's leading international journal), this 'mini library' brings together the best foundational and cutting-edge scholarship from a wide range of philosophical perspectives. Topics covered include: bioethics; medical ethics; management ethics; sex education and the ethics of therapy and counselling; and professional ethics. With comprehensive introductions to each volume, newly written by the editor, Education and Ethics is an essential addition to Routledge's Major Themes in Education series. As well as appealing to those with a direct interest in ethics and education, the collection will also be valued as a vital one-stop research tool by philosophers, educationalists, and policymakers.