1st Edition

New Directions in Rhizomatic Learning From Poststructural Thinking to Nomadic Pedagogy

Edited By Myint Swe Khine Copyright 2023
    240 Pages 15 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Drawing on the theories and philosophies of Deleuze and Guattari, this edited collection explores the concept of rhizomatic learning and consolidates recent explorations in theory building and multidisciplinary research to identify new directions in the field.

    Knowledge transfer is no longer a fixed process. Rhizomatic learning posits that learning is a continuous, dynamic process, making connections, using multiple paths, without beginnings, and ending in a nomadic style. The chapters in this book examine these notions and how they intersect with a contemporary and future global society. Tracking the development of the field from postructuralist thinking to nomadic pedagogy, this book goes beyond philosophy to examine rhizomatic learning within the real world of education. It highlights innovative methods, frameworks, and controversies, as well as creative and unique approaches to both the theory and practice of rhizomatic learning.

    Bringing together international contributors to provide new insights into pedagogy for 21st-century learning, this book will be of interest to academics, researchers, and postgraduate students in education and adjacent fields.

    Part 1: Introduction

    1. Explorations in learning and rhizome metaphor

    Myint Swe Khine

    Part 2: Theoretical foundations and rhizomatic perspective of learning

    2. What should we be teaching if Google gives the answer before we have even finished typing the question?

    Johannes Cronje

    3. Rhizomatic teacher development in the context of the ecological university

    Ian Kinchin

    4. Rhizomatic learning: A critical appraisal from the perspective of Cultural-Historical Theory

    Ilias Karasavvidis

    5. Rhizomatic learning: A catalyst for the new social contract

    Ebba Ossiannilsson

    6. Semiosis, hybridity, and the mediated mind

    Lee Hazeldine and Aron Spall

    7. Rhizomes, nomads, and complexity: A new pedagogy for the era of social media and artificial intelligence

    Alexios Brailas

    Part 3: Pedagogical approaches and rhizomatic learning in action

    8. Rhizomatic learning systems and precision language education: A perfect match

    Andrew-Peter Lian and Punyathon Sangarun

    9. Rhizomatic pedagogy in higher education: A comparative analysis

    Suzan Koseoglu and Aras Bozkurt

    10. Enabling rhizomatic learning: Social and technical factors that impact agile thinking and learning

    Apostolos Koutropoulos

    11. The rhizomatic learning process of educational commons

    Yannis Pechtelidis, Silia Raditsa, Sofia Sarakenidou and Sasa Dimitriadou

    12. Changing the image of thought: Rhizomatic learning and human-nature relationships in the Anthropocene

    Jonas Mikaels

    13. Rhizomatic learning and the problematic field of ideas

    Rodrigo Barbosa Lopes


    Myint Swe Khine holds master's degrees in education from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA, and the University of Surrey, Guildford. UK, and a Doctor of Education from Curtin University, Australia. He worked at the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, and was a Professor at Emirates College for Advanced Education in the United Arab Emirates. Dr. Khine currently teaches at Curtin University, Australia. He is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of international academic journals and has published several edited books. One of the books, Large Scale School Reform and Social Capital Building, was published by Routledge in 2013.