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Places of Learning

Media, Architecture, Pedagogy, 1st Edition

By Elizabeth Ellsworth


200 pages

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This book takes a close look at places of learning located outside of schools, yet deeply concerned with the experience of the learning self. It explores what it might mean to think of pedagogy not in relation to knowledge as a "thing made," but to knowledge in the making.


"In her role as a pedagogical curator, Elizabeth Ellsworth astutely takes an array of sources, which she fashions as convincing evidence in an argument that challenges our very conceptions of learning and knowledge. And like a thoughtful curator she does more than describe ensembles, or represent and interpret emergent themes. Rather, she offers a site for remaking our ideas of what we see and feel in the presence of learning." -- Graeme Sullivan, Art Education, Teachers College Columbia University

"At this moment when educators and designers are rediscovering the importance of direct experience and knowledge-making, Elizabeth Ellsworth presents very important information and insights. This book is a must read for leaders in design, education, and beyond." -- Dorothy Dunn, Head of Education, Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum

Table of Contents


1. The Materiality of Pedagogy: Sensations Crucial to Understandings

2. Pedagogy’s Hinge: Putting Inside and Outside into Relation

3. Pedagogy’s Time and Space

4. Oblique Pedagogies, Conflict, and Democracy

5. The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum as a Scene of Pedagogical Address

6. Media, Architecture, and the Moving Subject of Pedagogy

Conclusion: Pedagogy in the Making

About the Author

Elizabeth Ellsworth is a member of the Core Faculty in The New School's Media Studies Program in New York City, where she teaches courses in media theory and criticism. She is author of Teaching Positions: Difference, Pedagogy and the Power of Address.

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