Passive education

Bojesen, Emile (2016) Passive education.

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This paper does not present an advocacy of a passive education as opposed to an active education nor does it propose that passive education is in any way ‘better’ or more important than active education. Through readings of Maurice Blanchot, Jacques Derrida and B.S. Johnson, and gentle critiques of Jacques Rancière and John Dewey, passive education is instead described and outlined as an education which occurs whether we attempt it or not. As such, the object of critique for this essay are forms of educational thought which, through fate or design, exclude the passive dimension, either within or outside of formal educational settings. An underlying component of this argument is therefore also that education does occur outside of formal educational settings and that, contra Gert Biesta and his critique of ‘learnification’, we may gain rather than lose something by attending to it as education.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: X300 Academic studies in education
Members: The University of Winchester
Depositing User: ULCC Admin
Date Deposited: 12 Jan 2017 04:09
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2017 04:09

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